Suspect Sought In East Ridge Tobacco And Beverage Mart Robbery

Friday, September 20, 2013

East Ridge Police were dispatched at 1:08 p.m. on Friday, to a robbery at the Tobacco And Beverage Mart at 4340 Ringgold Road. 

Patrol units arrived in three minutes and were advised that an unknown black male approached the store owner from behind, just after the owner left the store carrying a bank bag. The suspect grabbed the bank bag from the victim and entered a waiting vehicle that was driven by an unknown second suspect away from the scene. 

The vehicle was described as a dark blue or black-colored Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Expedition or Explorer with tan trim. There is no registration tag information available. The suspect was described only as a black male, about six feet tall and slender.

The descriptions of the suspect and vehicle along with the modus operandi of the robbery bear strong similarities to a robbery that occurred on Sept. 12, at the Epicurean Restaurant located at 4301 Ringgold Road.

Anyone with information concerning either of these incidents, the vehicle(s) involved, or the individuals involved in these incidents, is asked to contact the East Ridge Police Department at one of the following numbers:

East Ridge Police Dispatch: 423 622-1725

East Ridge Police Records Division: 423 867-3720

East Ridge Police Criminal Investigation Division: 423 867-4503

East Ridge Police Confidential Tip Line: 423 867-0016



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