published Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Woman sought in Christmas Day holdup on Rossville Boulevard in Chattanooga

A woman who police said robbed a man at gunpoint on Christmas Day is this weekend's Crime Stoppers target.

Chattanooga police said the victim was standing outside the Raceway gas station at 2720 Rossville Blvd. when a woman came up and tried to take his wallet. When she couldn't get the wallet, she pulled a handgun and demanded all his money, then ripped his necklace off and fled, according to a police news release.

Police have obtained warrants charging Valerie Ann Poole with aggravated robbery and theft.

Poole, 48, also known as Valerie Jones, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 180 lbs. Her last known address is 3903 Seventh Ave. in Chattanooga.

Anyone with information leading to her arrest could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Call 423-698-3333.

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