Robber may be targeting Hispanic businesses
Thomasville police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who may be targeting Hispanic businesses.
According to a press release, officers responded to Dos Toros Meat Market, 107 National Highway, at 10:58 a.m. Tuesday in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk told police a black man holding a gun entered the store and demanded money. The suspect, described as approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing approximately 230 pounds, wearing jean shorts, a grey T-shirt and a black do-rag covering his face, was last seen behind Dos Toros fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was running toward Council Street.
A customer was in the business at the time of the robbery, but no injuries were reported.
Detective Chet Jarrell said the suspect may be involved in another armed robbery.
"Detectives believe this suspect is the same suspect who robbed Cielito Lindo on June 13," Jarrell said. "It appears the suspect is targeting Hispanic businesses, however, we urge all businesses to be on alert for this individual."
A man with the same description entered Cielito Lindo, 518 National Highway, on June 13 at 10:46 a.m. with a handgun and demanded money. He last was seen fleeing on foot behind Sir Pizza, 520 National Highway, with an undisclosed amount of money.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Thomasville Police Department at 475-4269 or Crime Stoppers of Thomasville at 476-8477.
Crime Stoppers of Thomasville offers cash rewards to anonymous callers for tips which lead to arrest, the seizure of illegal drugs or stolen property, or provides a solution to an unsolved, criminal case.
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