Suspect sought after armed robbery at Z1 Express Market

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

At about 4 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to a convenience store at 3410 W. US 501 in reference to an armed robbery, the release from Sgt. Darren Alston states.

They drove the carjacked vehicle to the 3100 block of North Keating, where they committed the armed robbery, police said.

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A witness told investigators that two unknown male suspects wearing dark clothing entered the business through the front door.

Police have looked at surveillance video and said it is indeed the same man.

Then, on Tuesday, December 26, the same two suspects robbed an elderly man in the common area of an apartment building in the 600 block of St. Louis Avenue.

There was a single clerk in the store at the time.

Police describe the suspect as a 25 year-old Hispanic male, approximately 200 pounds who was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black ski mask and khaki trousers. Troopers searched the area, but were unable to find them. No injuries were reported. The second suspect was described as a light-skinned black male who wore, dark trousers, a black coat, gray face mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue latex gloves and gray shoes/boots.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact police Detective T. Slaton at 770-288-8339.

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