Statesboro police are investigating two reported armed robberies. One person was pistol-whipped, and a dog defending his owner was stabbed.
Around midnight Wednesday, a patron of Enmarket on Northside Drive West told police he was approached after leaving the store by an unknown man with a gun.
The victim said the man, described only as a black male, held him at gunpoint and robbed him of an undetermined amount of cash, said Statesboro Police Community Information Specialist Madison Warren. The victim was unharmed.
Around 1:07 a.m. Thursday, victims at Cambridge Pines Apartments on Lanier Drive told police two black men with dreadlocks and guns knocked on their apartment door and forced their way into the apartment after residents answered the knock, Warren said.
During the robbery, one victim was pistol-whipped by a suspect, and one victim’s dog attacked the suspects, she said. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken, but as reports were incomplete Thursday, there was no complete list of items that may have been taken as well.
The victim who was beaten with a handgun refused medical treatment but the dog was rushed to an emergency veterinarian in Savannah, she said. Warren had no current information on the dog’s condition Thursday evening.
Anyone with information about the robberies, which Warren said are not linked, is asked to call Statesboro Police at (912) 764-9911.
Anonymous tips may also be made online at www.tipsoft.com or by sending the text “TIPSSPD” followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, she said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.