TPD looking for suspects in pair of armed robberies

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 03:27 PM

Thomasville police are looking for two suspects who could be linked to a pair of armed robberies.
Detectives on Tuesday night at 9:33 p.m. responded to the J Mart, 214 National Highway, in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk told police that two black males entered the store wearing black hoodies. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded money. No customers were inside the store at the time and the two men fled on foot heading east on Culbreth Avenue with an undisclosed amount of money.
No injuries were reported.
The suspects are described as approximately 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-11 and appeared to both be in their 20s.
Detectives still are determining whether the J Mart robbery is connected to an armed robbery on Fife Street earlier in the day.
Police responded to 414 Fife Street at 11:56 a.m. where the victim, G.V. Aguirre, told detectives that two black men approached him as he was getting out of his vehicle in front of the residence. According to Aguirre, the men exited a four-door passenger vehicle, which then left the scene traveling south on Cox Avenue.
The suspects approached Aguirre, brandished a firearm and demanded money. They fled on foot heading south down Cox Avenue with an undisclosed amount of money.
One suspect is described as approximately 6-foot-2, wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. The second suspect has a medium build and was wearing a red t-shirt and black jeans. Both men are described as being between 16 and 18 years old.
"Detectives are investigating to determine if [the J Mart robbery] is possibly related to an earlier robbery that occurred at 414 Fife St. at 11:56 a.m.," Detective Brad Saintsing said. "There have been multiple suspects involved in both robberies."
Video surveillance at the J Mart robbery shows four suspects running east on Culbreth Avenue.
Anyone with information is asked to call Thomasville Police Department at 475-4286 or Crime Stoppers of Thomasville at 476-8477. 

Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or duke@tvilletimes.com.