Cordele police searching for armed robbery suspect

Cordele police searching for armed robbery suspect

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - Cordele Police are searching for the suspect involved in an armed robbery.

It happened at the Pizza Hut on 16th Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Police said the man took out his firearm and demanded money.

The man is described as a light-skinned black man, 20-30 years of age, around 5′7″ and weighing about 130 pounds, according to police.

He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.

Police said no one was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cordele Police Department Detective Division at (229) 276-2921.

ARMED ROBBERY: occurred at Pizza Hut shortly after 10:00pm Thursday night. Thankfully no one was injured. One suspect...

Posted by Cordele Police Department on Thursday, August 15, 2019

“What we do know is that it was a male subject; light skin black male. Approximately 20 to 30 years of age, he is about 5′7 in height roughly in about roughly one hundred and thirty pounds in weight. Beyond that he did have a weapon; a pistol in his hand he used during the armed robbery,” Roufs said.

Cordele Police Captain Andrew Roufs tells the responded to the call close to 10:30 Thursday night. He and Cordele police department are still working to investigate the robbery. People say that crime in Cordele has gotten out of hand.

“It has gotten a lot worse. Worse than I would have ever thought Cordele would get; the crime rate to what it is,” Fisher adds.

Captain Roufs says it takes the community to work together to take down any suspect.

“Anybody with information we just obviously ask that the public and anybody who might have seen something that looks suspicious, especially around that time, it was starting to rain. So maybe they noticed someone sitting somewhere maybe they wouldn’t normally be,” Captain Roufs said.

Police have told me that this isn’t the first robbery at this location; they are still investigating security footage.

Cheryl Fisher, who lives in Cordele, says people just can’t help but cause trouble and that’s scary.

“What can they do? I mean they are doing all they can I assume you know. It is just people are just out of control,” Fisher said.

I spoke with an employee but she didn’t want to go on camera. She says she is terrified after the robbery.

We spoke with people in the city, who tell us they just want answers for all of the crime that has taken place.

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