Little Ceasars was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning, by a suspect who was believed to have fled the pizza store on a bicycle. In a separate incident Friday, a teen was jailed for aggravated robbery of a 21-year-old man, police reports state.
According to initial reports received by police dispatchers, a thin black male entered Little Cesars shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, displayed a firearm to the clerks and demanded money. No one was injured during the incident, but the store clerks were ordered into the freezer while the suspect fled the scene with money and a cell phone.
When police arrived, they began taking statements and searching the neighborhood around the business, located beside Family Video on the split at Gilmer Street and Oak Avenue.
A witness reported seeing a man leaving the parking lot on a bicycle about 5 minutes prior to police arrival. The suspect reportedly was wearing a black shirt, black shoes and despite the cool temperatures black or dark-colored shorts. He is estimated to be about six feet, three or four inches tall, and be of thin build. He has dark hair and is dark complected.
No further details were available regarding the robbery at press time.
Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect’s location should contact police at 903-885-7602, or as is the case with any crime may call Crime Stoppers at 903-885-2020 or for emergencies such as suspect sitings may call 911.
The other robbery, reported Friday, resulted in a 16-year-old being taken to Greenville’s juvenile detention center for aggravated robbery of a 21-year-old man on Helm Lane.
The teen is alleged to have struck the man in the face, then enlisted the help of at least four others to knock the man to the ground, where the victim continued to be beat and dragged until the attackers got money from the victim’s pocket.
The victim was taken to the emergency room for treatment. He had a swollen eye, and bruising and scratches on his back.
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