Investigation Continues For Armed Robbery

Mt. Airy - Authorities are asking the public for help in tracking down a suspect who is believed to be involved in a recent armed robbery.

On Tuesday, March 17, at approximately 10:58 p.m., the Mount Airy Police Department and the Habersham County Sheriff's Office responded to Lake Russell Convenience Store located at 1321 Dick's Hill Parkway for an armed robbery.

Upon their arrival, an interview with the cashier along with video surveillance, revealed that a “male with his face covered, wearing a black hoodie jacket, and gloves, produced a black handgun and forced the clerk to reveal the location of an undisclosed amount of cash,” says Mt. Airy Police Chief Tim Jarrell. “The assailant then took the money and fled the scene on foot.”

A tracking canine from Lee Arrendale State Prison was called-in to assist in locating the suspect, which was unsuccessful. 

“The investigation is still on-going and additional evidence is being collected,” Jarrell says. 

Both agencies are asking if anyone has any information concerning the robbery or the person or persons responsible to please contact either the Mount Airy Police Department at 706 389-4732 or the Habersham County Criminal Investigation Division at 706.839.0500. 

Callers will remain anonymous.

“We are asking for any motorist who was in the area between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. to rethink their surroundings and if there is anything, they believe may be helpful to please contact us.”