Crime Stoppers: Armed Robbery At Kangaroo Store On Dallas Road

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department are seeking information on the identification of an armed convenience store robber.

On Jan. 18, around 4 a.m., a black male brandishing a pistol, entered the Kangaroo at 902 Dallas Road with an American flag bandanna covering his face, and demanded two employees open a safe or he would shoot. The employees gave him the small amount of cash that was in the register after he discovered the drop box could not be entered, and he fled on foot after taking several cartons of Newport cigarettes.

Investigators also believe this could be the same suspect from the robbery of a separate convenience store in the Tiftonia area a few hours earlier, and in both cases a small white vehicle (possibly an SUV) was seen immediately before or after the robberies..

The suspect is described as an African American male, around 5’10”-6’00” feel tall with a heavy build and medium-skin complexion wearing a blue hat, white sweater, and khaki pants at the time. He was armed with a blue steel semi-auto pistol. 

Detectives believe someone might have some information about the identity of this robber, and a confidential call could result in a cash reward. Anyone with information should call with an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 423 698-3333.

Many Photos Of Fairyland Development Featured In New Hiener Photo Book

Many photos of the Fairyland development on Lookout Mountain are featured in the new historic photo book being published by Garnet and Frieda Carter carried out the fanciful development in the 1920s. It was during the construction that the game of miniature golf was invented when a golf ball was hit through a drain pipe at the job site. It was first called ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Holds Hearing On Property Rate Issue; Compromise Sought On Short Term Vacation Rentals

All property in Walker County, Georgia was reassessed this year, including that in the Town of Lookout Mountain, Ga. where some increased in value, some decreased and others stayed the same. The city council encouraged the property owners with increased assessments to appeal the change. Not knowing if the property values, in the end, would be up or down, the council made a decision ... (click for more)

Literacy Is Critical

Government spending is often portrayed as a freight train "quickly running out of track." And there is some truth to that statement. There is not an endless supply of money to fund every good idea that comes along, and we must acknowledge that problem. Fiscal responsibility is a must.  That is why spending on priority issues like public education is important. You can spend ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prayer Over Despair

As a strong proponent of early voting, I joined hundreds at the Hamilton County Election Commission headquarters on Amnicola Highway yesterday to exercise what I consider one of our greatest freedoms – “for the people, by the people.” Candidly, I have never been as upset or as disappointed over my choices for President in my life. Locally I am fine with our candidates but to pick ... (click for more)

Baylor Bounces Back To Earn Finals Berth Against Briarcrest

MURFREESBORO – There’s good news and bad news concerning the Baylor volleyball team. The good news is that they will be playing Briarcrest on Friday morning at MTSU’s Murphy Center for the Division II-AA state volleyball title. The bad news is that they’ll be facing that monumental challenge without the services of their best player and team leader Gabby Gray. The x-rays ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Advances To Class AA State Final

MURFREESBORO – Never accuse the Signal Mountain volleyball team of ever doing anything the easy way. The Lady Eagles, who entered the TSSAA state tournament here as a possible favorite to win the Class AA division, started off the tournament on the wrong foot Wednesday as they lost to defending champ Sullivan South in their first match. They staved off elimination with a 3-0 ... (click for more)