Pruitt Caught With Cash After Family Dollar Robbery

Friday, September 28, 2012
Brian Jay Pruitt
Brian Jay Pruitt

Police said Brian Jay Pruitt was caught with a bag of cash shortly after a holdup at the Family Dollar on East Third Street.

Pruitt, 19, of 1502 Milne St., is charged with aggravated robbery, reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.

In the incident late Wednesday, employees said two black males entered the store and pointed loaded pistols toward them. Some $1,000 in cash was placed inside a yellow Family Dollar plastic bag and the pair ran out with the money.

Police quickly set up a perimeter near the store, including the use of K-9 dogs.

Pruitt was found hiding behind a house on Sharp Street. The bag of cash was on the ground beside him. A gray sweatshirt and a .45 caliber handgun were nearby.

Police said Pruitt discussed his involvement in the case prior to asking for a lawyer.


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