APD seeks help identifying robbery suspect

Published 3:06 pm Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Andalusia Police Department is looking for an unknown male who robbed a convenience store Tuesday night.

Chief Paul Hudson said the Mr. Henry’s convenience store, located on the corner of S. Three Notch St. and W. Watson St., was closing when an unknown male strong-armed the store clerk and robbed him of the store bank deposit. The incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m.

The clerk had closed the store, turned out the lights, locked the doors, and was walking to his car when an unknown male subject, who was hiding around the corner, jumped out and pushed him to the ground. Once on the clerk was on the ground, the unknown male took the deposit bag containing an undetermined amount of cash and checks from the clerk, and took off running in an eastward direction. The unknown male ran east on West Watson Street. until out of site of the clerk.

Officers of the Andalusia Police Department and the Covington County Sheriff’s Department were on scene within a few minutes of being notified of the robbery.

The unknown male suspect involved in the robbery is still at large at this time, although several suspects are being investigated at this time.

Anyone with information about the robbery asked to contact the APD at 334-222-1155.

The Andalusia Police Department would like to urge area businesses to utilize the police department to ensure their employee safety. If you own a business in Andalusia, contact the department and ask for business escorts. APD officers will escort employees to their vehicle and deposits to the bank of your choice.

This service is provided to local businesses at no charge to the business, and the department is more than happy to provide this service

Hudson expressed his appreciation to the Covington County Sheriff’s Department, the Covington County Sheriff’s Posse, and all other agencies and persons who assisted in the investigation of the robbery.