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Armed robber hits Po-Jo's at I-16
Investigators look to citizens for information about suspects
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Two men robbed an I-16 area truck stop early Thursday morning, and Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators hope citizens can help with information on the suspects, said Capt. Todd Hutchens.

The suspects entered PoJo's Gas-n-Go on U.S. 30 South, near Interstate 16, around 5 a.m Thursday, he said. The men both walked in, spent a short time inside, and left. Just a few minutes later, however, one of the men returned, "walked to the front of the counter, and while the clerk was ringing up his purchase ... pulled a black semi-automatic handgun from his waist and demanded money," he said.

The gunman wore "blue jeans with a gold embroidered emblem on the pocket," he said. He also wore a dark long sleeved shirt and maroon "skully" cap, stood about 6" tall, weighed around 155 pounds and had ear-length dreadlocks.

The other suspect wore dark jeans, a white tee shirt, and a gray jacket with a hoodie, Hutchens said. He did not reenter the store and was not present when the robbery occurred.

The clerk placed an undetermined amount of money into a bag, and handed it to the suspect. He walked out of the store and got into a dark colored "passenger vehicle,:" then left, he said.

No further details were available Thursday evening. Hutchens asks anyone with information about the suspects or robbery to call Bulloch County Investigator Walter Deal at 912-764-1788. Calls will remain confidential, he said.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at 912-489-9414.

 

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