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Deputies Seeking Help in Identifying Pony Express Robber

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for help in identifying a man who robbed a local convenience store last week.

Investigators say the incident occurred Tuesday, November 14th, around 10:34 p.m., on Vernon Road outside LaGrange. An unidentified black male, carrying what appears to be a gas container, entered The Pony Express store and brandished a handgun demanding money. The clerk then handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the subject fled the area on foot.

A police K-9 later tracked the suspect south, but the scent was eventually lost and the suspect was not located. Authorities were also able to locate some of the money that was taken during the incident, which they believe the suspect dropped while fleeing from the scene.

The incident was captured on security video, but the suspect was wearing a mask, which has so far prevented investigators from identifying any potential suspects.

The armed assailant was last seen running down Old Airport Road wearing all black clothing and an orange mask. The suspect was described as a black male, standing about six feet tall, weighing about 250 pounds.

Sheriff’s Investigators have released a security camera photo of the suspect in hopes that someone may be able to help identify the armed assailant.

Investigators say that La- Grange Police believe the suspect may have been involved in a similar incident earlier within the city.

If anyone has any further information about this incident or the whereabouts of the unknown suspect, please contact Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators at 706883-1616 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812- 1000.

Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.