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BPS investigating armed robbery at Faceville Hwy. convenience store

On Friday, Oct. 27, Officer Christopher Prindle was dispatched to Faceville Highway in reference to an armed robbery at Quick Buys Convenient Store.

Upon arrival, Prindle spoke to cashiers, Laquesha Smith and Rosalyn Green. Smith said that a white male wearing all black clothes entered the store, pointed a handgun directly at her and demanded money. Green gave the man the deposit bag containing approximately $1,000. The suspect then fled the scene walking northeast from the store.

Green confirmed what happened and said the man had a calm, steady voice and sounded younger, possibly in his late twenties to mid thirties. Upon confirmation of the incident, Investigator Mark Esquivel was contacted.

The store had a video camera that caught footage of the incident. Prindle reviewed the footage and saw a male wearing faded blue jeans and a bluish jacket with a hood enter the store and hold a revolver style handgun, possibly a .38 caliber at the women as he directed them. The hood covered the suspect’s head and he wore a mask that covered most of his face except for a section of his mouth and chin. In addition he wore white, fabric style garden gloves that were decorated with diamond shaped pads across the top and tan slip on style shoes.

Sergeant Mixon also responded to the scene and found a jacket and hat that is believed to have belonged to the suspect about 100 yards away from the scene. The canine unit tracked the scent to a house on Old Quincy Highway and approached the screen door on the north west side of the residence. Prindle attempted to make contact with the residents inside, but was unsuccessful.

As he was returning to the store, he noticed foot prints that he also believed to be the subjects and photographed them to add to the evidence.

The case is still ongoing, but Esquivel said they have a few suspects in mind and are hoping to make an arrest soon.