The Union Recorder


June 5, 2014

Armed robbery at Sunshine Food Store

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Wednesday armed robbery incident occurring at the Sunshine Food Store.

According to Capt. Brad King, a clerk at the Sunshine Food Store in the 100 block of Allen Memorial Drive reported to deputies that around 6:05 a.m. a man entered his store, brandishing a weapon and demanding money.

"As the clerk was opening the store, a white male rushed inside carrying what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol," King said.

After coming into the store, the unidentified man began using profanity, demanding money and waving the gun at the clerk.

The victim then gave the man cash from both the lotto drawer and the cash register.

The suspect left the store with approximately $175 in cash.

"The clerk said when the guy fled he immediately hit the emergency 911 button in his store and our units came to the location," King said.

After questioning the victim, he told law enforcement officials that he saw the man get into a dark blue or black small four-door car outside the store.

He also described the car as being either a Hyundai or Honda brand vehicle. The suspect was seen heading down Shana Drive, after the robbery had taken place.

With no video surveillance at the store, detectives began questioning business owners within the vicinity.

"We passed on the information to other stores in the area and asked store managers to check their surveillance cameras to see if they were able to see anything," King said.

The clerk described the man as a white male in his 30s, based on his voice, 6 feet tall, approximately 200 pounds, wearing a brown mask, gloves, a white under shirt and a pair of blue jeans.

"It's an unfortunate incident, but luckily no one was hurt," King said.

The case is ongoing as detectives continue to investigate and process evidence from the scene.

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