Not long after a convenience store clerk was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, Statesboro police tracked the suspect and recovered the cash.
Officers also arrested Edmond Ross, 20, after finding him at his residence at The Vault apartments on Statesboro Place Circle, said Statesboro police Capt. Jared Akins.
Around 2:48 a.m. Wednesday, Statesboro police officers responded to Parker’s Enzone convenience store on Lanier Drive, where the clerk said a black man wearing a mask entered, showed “what appeared to be a handgun” and demanded money, he said. The man, later identified as Ross, left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police were able to quickly track Ross, finding him as well as the money at The Vault apartment. Further investigation led to finding the gun used in the robbery at another location, Akins said.
Two other men in the apartments were not linked to the robbery but were found to be wanted on outstanding warrants. Officers arrested Ricardo Ford, 42, of Statesboro Place Circle, on charges of wanted person out of Lee County, as well as Antone Stephens, 20, of Fernridge Drive in Albany, who was wanted by the Bulloch County Probation Office, he said.
All three men were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they await further court hearings, he said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Statesboro police Detective Keith Holloway at (912) 764-9911 or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com.