Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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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.