Robber At Brainerd Road Business Forced Female Clerk To Strip

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A gun-wielding robber made a female clerk at a Brainerd Road business strip naked, police said.

August Anthony Ford, 32, of 1131B Grove St., is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated sexual battery and possession of marijuana for resale.

Police said they were dispatched shortly before noon on Saturday to Cash Express at 4925 Brainerd Road. The 30-year-old clerk said she was in the store alone when a black male entered with a black semi-automatic handgun. She said he was wearing a mask and gloves and demanded the money.

She said she gave him the money, then he forced her into the bathroom and ordered her to remove her clothes. She said she took off all her clothes except her bra and panties. She said he then directed that she take those off also.

She said he forced her to come out into the front of the store, still naked, and disconnect the phone lines. She said he took her cellphone and took her back to the bathroom, while putting his arm around her along the way.

She said she was ordered to lie under the sink in the fetal position and face the wall. She said she complied, and the robber finally left.

She said he took an estimated $6,803 in cash along with her silver necklace with a pendant with three dolphins in a circle and with the word "friendship" on the back. Also taken were her white gold wedding ring with multiple diamonds and another wedding-type ring.

Police said they learned that Ford was a possible suspect and he was located at the post office on Oakwood Drive. Ford admitted there was a bag of marijuana in his green 1994 Plymouth. The bag of marijuana was found in the glove box.

A search of Ford turned up $818 in cash and some jewelry - including a pendant with three dolphins in a circle and with the word "friendship" on the back as well as the rings the clerk described.

Ford claimed he was around the corner from the Cash Express and that another individual carried out the holdup and gave him the money and jewelry.

Police said they searched his mother's house on Grove Street and found two pistols, a ski mask and a pair of gloves.


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