Authorities Investigating String of Armed Robberies

LaGrange Police and Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a string of armed robberies that occurred at separate businesses over a two-day period. A total of three armed robberies were reported inside and outside local businesses in Troup County between Thursday and Friday.

Authorities were still looking for the bank robber who held up the Charter Bank on West Point Road Thursday afternoon, when police were called out to another bank in the city in reference to a second robbery later that night.

Thursday night about 10:30 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the BB& T bank on Broad Street in Downtown LaGrange in reference to a second robbery. Officers arrived and spoke to the female victim, who stated she was making a night deposit when she was robbed by an unknown male with a gun.

The victim explained to police that she was placing the deposit in the night drop box when an unknown black male approached her vehicle with a gun and demanded the money. The male then took the deposit bag, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the scene on foot.

The third robbery investigation began the next night around 9:28 p.m. when La- Grange Police Department was called to the Marathon fuel station on LaFayette Parkway in reference to another Armed Robbery.

Officers spoke with the store clerk who advised that two unknown black males entered the store brandishing handguns and demanding money.

The clerk then handed over an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and office, but the suspects spotted him pushing a silent alarm, so they fled the store. The suspects were last seen fleeing from the area on foot. All three incidents are still under investigation by La-Grange Police and the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. If anyone has any further information about any of these incidents, please contact investigators at the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616, the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603, or the 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. The Troup County Crime Stoppers are offering a possible reward for an arrest in these incidents with a reward amount depending on the quality of information provided.