Police searching for Dollar General robbery suspect

Published 2:36 pm Monday, January 29, 2018

A suspect is on the loose and a cash register is missing after an armed robbery at the Dollar General store on Roosevelt Avenue Monday afternoon.

The robbery happened around noon. Lt. Tory Neely with the Selma Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division described the suspect as a black male wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie. He said the suspect appeared to be around 5’6” to 5’7.” He was also wearing what appeared to be a fleece sweatshirt and sunglasses.

“A black male came into the store while there were very minimal customers inside the business,” Neely said. “He was in possession of a long-gun.”

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Neely said the suspect then forced the clerk over to the register area.

“He obtained the register from the clerk with the currency in it, fled out the door and ran across U.S. Highway 80 up onto the railroad tracks and that area,” Neely said.

Neely said the clerk was not hurt, and no shots were fired in the store.

The department is still looking for the suspect. Scanner traffic indicated the department was setting up a perimeter  in the area shortly after the robbery. Officers searched the area of Twenty Foot Avenue and West Drive area.

Neely said the robbery was caught on camera. Investigators were still in the area shortly after the robbery gathering evidence and studying the video footage from the stores’ surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information on the robbery or that can identify the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-442-7463, the SPD Criminal Investigations Division at (334) 874-2125 or the secret witness line at (334) 874-2190.