Joyce Marie Taylor
The Dollar General Store in White Springs was robbed at gunpoint on March 27 at about 9:15 p.m., according to the White Springs Police Department.
The investigation revealed that an unknown black male robbed two clerks and one customer of an undetermined amount of money and then fled the area in an unknown direction by unknown means, reports show.
White Springs P.D. reported that the suspect is described as a younger black male approximately 6’2”-6’3” weighing about 230 pounds.
Richard Marshall said he was awakened late that night by his daughter who told him the police were outside in the yard. When he investigated he saw nearly a dozen flashing lights and heard bloodhounds in the area. Police Chief Ken Brookins was on scene, Marshall stated, and told him the Dollar General had just been robbed and that the trail had run cold at the end of the street.
Marshall said this is the third time something like this has taken place in his town.
“I hate to imagine what will happen next,” Marshall said. “The lack of concern for the law and the safety of our citizens lets me know that we need to get this person off our streets.”
A similar robbery occurred in Live Oak. Two unknown black males reportedly robbed the Family Dollar there at gunpoint on Monday, April 2 shortly after the store opened. The two forced five customers to the back of the store and robbed one employee. It is not clear if the two are related.
The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hamilton County Crime Stoppers at 386-792-8477 or Officer Jason Golub at 386-397-2222.