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Armed man holds up Sigman Road Chevron

CONYERS -- The Conyers Police Department is looking for a tall, skinny black male wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station on Sigman Road Tuesday night.

A 50-year-old male store clerk at the Chevron station at 1135 Sigman Road called police Tuesday at about 9 p.m. to report the robbery.

The clerk told police that the suspect entered the store, jumped up on the counter, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded cash. The suspect ran north in the direction of Eastview Road. He got away with cash in denominations of $1, $5, $10 and $20.

An 18-year-old male store clerk told police that he was cleaning up outside when the suspect ran out of the store. The clerk said at first it appeared that the suspect was running toward him, but that the suspect then ran to the right side of the building and headed toward Eastview Road.

Both clerks reportedly followed the suspect at a safe distance and saw him run north on Eastview Road.

The suspect was described as wearing blue jeans, a long white shirt, dark-colored shoes and a white and black mask over his face.

During the investigation, deputies with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office detained a man matching the description of the armed robbery suspect at the Shell gas station at the intersection of Sigman Road and Ga. Highway 138. The man was found to be carrying a handgun and a large amount of cash.

The man was taken to CPD headquarters for an interview, where it was determined that there was insufficient probable cause to charge him. He was released and his property returned to him.

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maryinga 1 year, 9 months ago

Imagine that.....I'm sure he needed the money to feed himself or his family.

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heresyafacts 1 year, 9 months ago

Wait -- they caught a man matching the description -- same build, same clothes, I'm guessing -- who was carrying a gun and cash -- down the road from where the robbery happened -- and they let him go???? "Insufficient probable cause"??

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Clark 1 year, 9 months ago

I'm sure you would want the same protections if you are ever incorrectly picked up for a crime. The law protects all, the innocent and the guilty alike. Better to let him go now and keep investigating and nail him with rock-solid evidence later, than to be over-anxious and get the case tossed due to insufficient evidence, by the defense later.

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AaronD 1 year, 9 months ago

I would assume the man had a permit to carry a concealed weapon? The article does not say.

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travelingman 1 year, 9 months ago

I question the absence of probable cause. Was this the result of the witnesses being called in and stating that this wad definitely not the man? Was this the result of a line up? A man meeting the initial description was found near the vicinity where a manhunt was initiated by a robbery which occurred shortly before being picked up, and that person was carrying a gun and what has been described a large amount of cash. If the answer to either of my questions is "no" then we all have much bigger problems to worry about. All of us. Un*believable.

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disgustedwithpeople 1 year, 9 months ago

Well every week as we read about crime a lot of people commenced about buying or carrying a gun for their safety, so I guess he bought his too!

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sparty1114 1 year, 9 months ago

I would think it would be a bit difficult to have witnesses try to identify the person if he was wearing a mask. And, for that matter, what good is a line up going to do in that respect? I'm not sure of all of the details, because the article does not say why they released the man (other than a vague reason that there was insufficient evidence), but surely you can't believe that the law enforcement in our county would rather let someone go than to arrest an armed robbery suspect. Believe it or not, they are not law enforcement officers just so that they can endure your criticism and lack of support. They actually WANT to catch criminals and get them off the street...even to the point of putting themselves in harms way. I wish some of you would exercise some common sense and think before you make your jaded comments. I don't think anyone can say that this was definitely not the man if he was wearing a mask covering his face. What are they supposed to go by, his race, height and stature? Wow....that's brilliant!

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heresyafacts 1 year, 9 months ago

No, I'm not second-guessing the police. They did what they had to do. I'm just thoroughly disgusted at yet another worthless piece of trash getting away with a crime and worried that at some point when this worthless piece of trash robs again, he'll injure or kill someone in the process. The sad reality is that after all the work the police do and the risks they take in the process, trash like this thief often up back on the street in no time because of light sentences, or 'good behavior' cutting their sentences by half or more, or because some public defender works overtime to find some loophole to them free, and they go right back to being predatory thieving trash, putting the rest of society at risk. Not jaded; tired of lowlife waste-of-space predatory scum.

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1ayk 1 year, 9 months ago

Robberies, attempted robberies, murder etc. thanks urban sprawl and what you bring with you. No wonder people, buisnesses etc. leave when your presence becomes a factor in the area. Don't deny it.

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Clark 1 year, 9 months ago

Urban sprawl is rocketing up the GA-400 corridor without the same problems we're having despite the problems in Fulton County and Atlanta. Part of the problem is our bad local leadership that was somehow elected in and the large influence they have on such a small county.

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1ayk 1 year, 9 months ago

Give the GA-400 time and see what happens. Look at Gwinnett!

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Clark 1 year, 9 months ago

That's your best argument? It might happen because a completely different area with completely different demographics and politics and commuting patterns has declined a little bit?

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roots 1 year, 9 months ago

Welcome to the "Little Detroit" just east of the ATL Hey Commissioners, pay attention to what the State of Michigan did to the Detroit Government.

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TrueLife 1 year, 9 months ago

You can always run, move to the mountains and inbreed. Imagine, a perfect little community of like individuals with perfect genes and morals, lol

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heresyafacts 1 year, 9 months ago

With all of the single moms having babies by multiple 'unknown' fathers -- and men impregnating multiple females -- it's a certainty that inbreeding is already going on in this and other 'urban' areas.

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1ayk 1 year, 9 months ago

Who's running? You obviously cannot handle the truth that urban sprawl once established destroys, ruins, and corrupts everything in it's wake. It is time you took time to wonder why this is. Why do you allow this to continue. Show me one, just one local government that is run by urban liberals that is making any progress. And, I mean real progress, not getting a grant to buy votes with. You can call those who want a government that helps all of the people creates jobs and brings in new buisnesses but are forced to leave due to the culture brought in by urban sprawl hillbillies if you like, but, look in the mirror when you and ask yourself what are you?

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1ayk 1 year, 9 months ago

And,do you believe what we have now is a perfect community? Now that is a real laugh.

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