A Statesboro convenience store was robbed by a man with a gun twice within a week, but police are not saying whether they believe the robberies are related.
Statesboro police Sgt. Jake Saxon said that detectives are still investigating the robberies, which is why they won’t release much information, and incident reports offer very few details.
The Quick Shop at 301 N. Main St. was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, Jan. 25, around 1:37 a.m., according to reports. Officer W.T. Adams responded, as well as Detective Kevin Wadley, and spoke to the 32-year-old male victim, who said an unknown man entered the store, aimed a gun at him and demanded money.
The suspect fled with $1,200 cash, reports stated. When officers searched the area, no suspect was located.
Five days later, on Monday, Jan. 30, around 1:30 a.m., the store was targeted again, according to reports. Again, a gunman entered the store and used a firearm to intimidate the clerk, who handed over $1,000 cash. The man fled and was not found. No one was injured, according to reports.
Officer Adam Paquette and Detective Ben Purvis responded to the second armed robbery.
Saxon said that at this time, there is no description of the suspects, and detectives will not divulge whether they believe the robberies were committed by the same man.
The cases remain under investigation, he said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.