Sheriff's department seeking armed robbery suspect

BY JEFF CLARK
Staff Writer
After almost a month with no leads, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of a vehicle.
According to Sheriff Andy Hood, the robbery occurred on February 12 at approximately 10 p.m. at the intersection of Old Columbus Road and Lackey Road.
amp”The victim, a 17 year-old male, stated that a black male approached him and asked for his money while showing him a gun. The victim gave him the money, which was only eight dollars, and then the suspect asked the victim to take him somewhere. The victim refused and drove home. The victim called his girlfriend’s mother and she reported it to the sheriff’s department.amp”
Hood said his deputies quickly responded and combed the area for miles with no contact with the suspect.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with any information is
asked to call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department at 369-2468.

Jeff Clark