By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Police arrest Brooklet man in armed robbery
Placeholder Image
    Statesboro Police arrested a man they said robbed a Fair Road convenience store Oct. 30, placing what the victim thought was a gun against her back while demanding cash.
    Jerome Saiir Lawson, 28, Woodyard Road, Brooklet, is charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
    A clerk at Clyde's Market #76 at Ga. 67 and Veteran's Memorial Parkway called 911 around 1:15 a.m. Oct. 30, a Thursday, reporting being robbed. She told responding Statesboro Police Officer Andrew Smith the man, later identified as Lawson, entered the store and put what she believed to be a gun against her back, then demanded "all the money in  the cash drawer," he said.
    After taking the cash, Lawson fled on foot towards Veteran's Memorial Parkway, York said. Officers checked the area but were unable at the time to locate a suspect.
    The clerk was not injured. Police did not disclose the exact amount of cash taken.
    The case was assigned to Statesboro Police Det. Keith Holloway, who, after further investigation, arrested Lawson Monday, York said.
    Lawson was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remains without bond, awaiting further court action, according to jail records.
Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter