Local Convenience store robbed at gunpoint
Published 6:42 am Sunday, January 20, 2002
By By ROBBIE BYRD
Danny's Quick Stop on S. Main Street was robbed at gunpoint last Monday by an unknown suspect, and the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Shortly after 7:30 p.m., a clerk at the gas station called police who responded to the scene.
The store clerk who was robbed said she could not see the face of the assailant because it was covered, but gave a brief description of the suspect to police.
Police Chief Danny McKinley said they know little about the assailant.
"The man we're looking for is a short black male, about 5'6", weighing around 130 lbs.," McKinley said. "He was wearing dark colored clothing, a backwards baseball cap and his face was covered."
According to the Atmore Police Department, the suspect entered the store with a handgun. The clerk was in a back room counting money for the day. The suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded she empty the cash register. The clerk obliged, and the suspect took the money and placed it in a bag. He then demanded the money the clerk had been counted. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.
APD requested that the Fountain Correctional Center's dog unit attempt to sniff out the whereabouts of the suspect. The dogs followed the suspects trail for a short while but were unable to continue on his trail.
"It is possible that the suspect entered a vehicle at this point," McKinley said.
Police are unsure if the suspect had an accomplice or accomplices. According to the clerks eyewitness account the suspect was the only one to enter the store. She was unable to see a car outside of the store.
If you have any information relating to this case, please contact the APD at 368-9141. All information is confidential.