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Attempted robbery suspect arrested

By By Adam Prestridge
The man who attempted to rob a downtown Atmore tax service was arrested Thursday morning following a short vehicle pursuit, according to Atmore Police Department officials.
Keith Lamar Rogers, 38, of Atmore was arrested by Atmore Police officers and charged with robbery after he returned to Rapid Return Tax Service earlier that morning to get his tax return check.
"The clerk immediately recognized him and called the police," APD Investigator Robby Williams said.
Rogers was arrested following a short vehicle pursuit, which ended on Brooks Lane.
"Personnel at the business, who were not working the night of the robbery, identified Rogers as fitting the description of the offender when he went into the business to file a tax return wearing the same clothes he was wearing the night of the robbery," Williams said.
"Atmore Police produced a photo lineup using the identification information that Rogers had provided to Rapid Return Tax Service, and the clerk that was working the night of the robbery made a positive identification of Rogers."
Rogers entered the tax service located at 102 N. Main St. on Jan. 21 and threatened to shoot the clerk after demanding money. Tracking dogs were utilized from the Alabama Department of Corrections to track the suspect, but were unsuccessful.
For more on this story, see Saturday's Atmore Advance.