Police Investigating Suspicious Robbery Story

LaGrange Police are investigating what appears to be either an alleged robbery or an employee stealing the bank deposit from her workplace. The robbery allegedly occurred more than a week ago, but police first heard about the incident on Tuesday.

Tuesday afternoon about 3:38 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Title Credit Finance office on New Franklin Road in reference to a theft.

Officers arrived and spoke to the loan company’s district manager, who explained that now former employee, just advised him that she was she was robbed of a business’s bank deposit on June 14, nearly a full week before the incident was reported.

The district manager advised that the employee told him she changed the route she normally takes to the bank and went down Mitchell Avenue. She claimed that two black males approached her vehicle on the way to the bank and one of the subjects opened her door and took the bank deposit from the passenger seat.

The manager asked the former employee why she hadn’t contacted police and she claimed she didn’t have her cell phone at the time and later got busy when she returned to the office.

The manager stated the female repeatedly came up with excuses and eventually left telling him her daughter was sick and she needed to take the child to the doctor. Before she left, the district manager advised he took possession of her key to the business and had take all of her personal belongings from the office. The manager stated she then left the office and he doesn’t expect to hear from her again.

The manager told police that he gave the employee multiple opportunities to change her story, which he did not believe to be true due to the suspicious circumstances, but she stuck with the alleged robbery story. The manager eventually threatened to call the police if she didn’t tell him the truth about the missing money, but she completed a written statement indicating the money was stolen by the two alleged unknown black males.

The former Title Credit employee later came to the LaGrange Police Department to be interviewed about the incident and gave police the same story.

Police say that she continued to insist that two unknown black males approached her vehicle on Mitchell Avenue and one of the subjects reached into her vehicle from the passenger side and stole the deposit. The female stated she thought the males were going to also steal her vehicle, but they did not.

She also claimed that she didn’t have her cell phone at the time, so she couldn’t call 911. When she returned to the office there were five customers waiting, so she then got busy and forgot about the alleged theft until the district manager confronted her about it.

Police say they asked the female if she would submit to a polygraph test and she reluctantly agreed to the test.

This incident is still under investigation by the La- Grange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any further information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org.