Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating two armed robberies that occurred within a couple of hours of each other Saturday, including one at the Sensations Adult Novelty Store at 4061 Highway 373. According to LCSO, a customer and cashier were robbed at gunpoint by two men dressed in dark clothing with hoodies and masked. The suspects fit the description of an earlier armed robbery at a residence on Priscella Circle. Photo by: Hannah Greco/Dispatch Staff
August 13, 2018 10:00:57 AM
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a pair of armed robberies Saturday near Columbus Air Force Base.
According to Lt. Tony Cooper of the LCSO, two suspects, believed to be black males, entered the Sensations Adult Novelty Store at 4061 Highway 373, a little before 6 p.m. Saturday and robbed the cashier and a customer of an undisclosed amount of money.
"They were dressed in black clothing, hoodies and masks and both had firearms, according to the witnesses," Cooper said.
Cooper said suspects from another reported armed robbery in the area matched the description provided by the cashier and customer at Sensations.
That robbery happened outside a residence on Priscella Circle, about 2-1/2 miles from the Sensations store, Cooper said.
"This one happened about an hour-and-a-half earlier," Cooper said. "A man was unloading groceries when he was approached by two black males in dark clothing with guns. The victim was struck by one of the men after he was robbed."
Cooper said LCSO is returning to the Sensations location to see if there is any surveillance video.
"Right now, we're trying to determine if the robberies are related and gathering information from witnesses from both sites," he said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151.
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