An unusual armed robbery has Metter police seeking a woman they consider “armed and dangerous.”
A woman robbed an elderly woman at gunpoint in the Bi-Lo parking lot around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson said.
The robber was described as white, wearing a white sweater or sweatshirt, blue jeans, a light-colored baseball cap and carrying a large purse or shoulder bag.
“The cap appears to be either white or light pink with a darker colored bill and a logo or name on the front,” Nelson said.
The suspect was last seen driving away in a black car with chrome or shiny wheels and a Georgia tag that included the letters “BIU,” he said.
The suspect used the credit card within an hour, making purchases at Belk in Vidalia, Nelson said.
“It is very unusual to have an armed robbery in broad daylight at the height of the shopping day in a crowded parking lot,” he said. “We are obviously very concerned about this case and hope that a witness will step forward with additional information. We are treating this woman as armed and dangerous and need to get her into custody quickly.”
Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to contact Metter Police Investigator Justin Wells at (912) 685-2190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.