Police get video for robbery case

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Police said Monday that they hope recently obtained video surveillance footage will lend new information on the Friday robbery of a Pepsi deliveryman in Andalusia.

Lt. Paul Dean with the Andalusia Police Department said investigators are examining two sets of videos and are working to collect others throughout town.

“We are examining all the video to garner new evidence that will lead to the (suspect’s) identification, and ultimately, capture,” he said.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Friday when the deliveryman was servicing the machines in front of Fred’s Dollar Store and reportedly confronted by a black male brandishing a firearm and demanding money. What he got was approximately $100 in loose changes and single bills.

The suspect then fled on foot behind the shopping center. Officers and K-9 units searched the area and nearby neighborhoods, but were unable to locate the man.

Officers were able to get footage from cameras at Fred’s and the nearby hotel.

Dean said while it may be thought the suspect fled the scene to a waiting car at a near-by motel, there is no evidence to support it.

“We know he ran through the back of the property behind the hotel,” he said. “As far as where he parked or anything like that, we don’t know, but we’re hoping the footage will give a better picture of what happened after that.

“There’s no evidence to suggest he was parked at the motel,” he said.

The suspect is described as approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, between 160 to 180 pounds and in his late 20s or early 30s with medium to dark skin.

Anyone with any information in the case is asked to contact the APD at 334-222-1155.