The Troup County Crime Stoppers are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect believed to have committed a pair of recent armed robberies in Troup County.
Both robberies were committed exactly one month apart on November 14 and December 14, at the Pony Express and Charter Bank, respectively. Security video captured the suspect at both locations, but he was wearing a mask during both incidents. Investigators have so far only been able to identify the armed assailant as an unknown black male, but due to his size, authorities believe the same suspect is responsible for both robberies.
The first robbery occurred at the Pony Express convenience store on Vernon Road around 10:34 p.m. on November 14. Security video showed the unidentified male, carrying what appears to be a gas container, entering the store and demanding money while brandishing a handgun. The clerk then handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the subject fled the area on foot.
Sheriff’s Investigators were still looking for the bank robber a month later when the same suspect is believed to have held up the Charter Bank on West Point Road in the afternoon of December 14.
Investigators thought the caught a break in the case when security cameras were able to capture images of the suspect’s getaway vehicle, a dark colored Mazda 3, but they were unable to get a tag number off the car and have not been able to identify the owner of the vehicle.
Both incidents are currently being actively investigated by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Department.
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 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. The Troup County Crime Stoppers are offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest of any suspect(s) in these incidents. As always, any reward given depends on the quality of the information provided.