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Thomasville police respond to armed robbery at Kay Jewelers

The Thomasville Police Department says it is responding to an armed robbery at the Kay Jewelers...
The Thomasville Police Department says it is responding to an armed robbery at the Kay Jewelers located in the Gateway Shopping Center.(Brandon Spencer - WCTV)
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 12:32 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 at 1:16 PM EST
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THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) - The Thomasville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Kay Jewelers located in the Gateway Shopping Center.

Officers were sent to the area a little after 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

The department is asking the public to avoid the area, if possible.

Authorities say the suspect smashed some of the store’s cases with a hammer and held a worker at gunpoint to open others with a key.

TPD says the suspect is a white man, who is thin and “possibly dirty looking,” wearing a dark trench coat. Police say he was last seen carrying a TJ Maxx bag.

The jewelry store is located at 15039 US 19 South in Thomasville.

If you have any information for police, contact TPD’s dispatch at 229-226-2101. If you see someone matching the suspect’s description, TPD is asking you to call 911.

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