UPDATED @ 12:55: Information on Armed Robberies in Geneva and EstoMarty Bowden
Posted by: Marty Bowden
Date: Jan 08 2013 12:13 AM
Geneva, AL: 34 Central received a call in reference to an armed robbery at 7:43 P.M. The robbery occurred at the Inland Gas Station in Geneva on Alabama State Highway 52. Geneva Police Officers and Geneva County Sheriff’s Deputies scrambled to the scene within minutes. The suspect fled the scene on a 2000 GMC Sierra 1500. The suspect’s vehicle is confirmed stolen out of Covington County from Mackenzie.
The license plate on the truck should read BB33928. The truck is possibly silver/tan/champagne and has black running boards, black rain guards over the windows, and a black bug shield on the front of the truck. The truck also has a chrome toolbox in the bed of the pickup. The truck does have the original stock rims on the vehicle.
The suspect later went to Esto, Florida and robbed a Chevron gas station. Holmes County Deputies scrambled to the scene, but the suspect got away. The suspect was last seen driving the truck on Highway 2 in Holmes County heading west from the Robbery of the Chevron station in Holmes County. The suspect did use a 9mm handgun to threaten his victims.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’7" - 5’9", medium build. Last seen wearing blue jeans, black toboggan, dark colored shirt with plaid button up over the t-shirt. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you know this man or see this man, you are urged to contact your local law enforcement immediately.
I just want to take a minute to recognize 2 dispatchers that did a wonderful job in gathering information and getting it to the officers the way they did. I'm not going to release the names of the two dispatchers for safety reasons. They know who they are and everyone may not recognize how good of a job they do, but they did an excellent job tonight. Just like today I saw on a Dispatchers Facebook. They are apps navigator, they are a detective, they are a doctor, they are a psychiatrist... Yes. Dispatchers are that and much more.