East Ridge police have reported that a black male today grabbed a bank bag from the owner of the Tobacco and Beverage Mart at 4340 Ringgold Road and escaped from the scene in a vehicle driven by an unknown second suspect.
Police said the vehicle was a dark blue or black Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Expedition or Explorer with tan trim.
The way the robbery was conducted today and the vehicle matched those in a robbery that took place Sept. 12 at the Epicurean Restaurant, located at 4301 Ringgold Road in East Ridge.
Anyone with information about either of the two incidents should call the East Ridge Police Department at one of these numbers: dispatch, (423) 622-1725; records division, (423) 867-3720; criminal investigation division, (423) 867-4503; or confidential tip line, (423) 867-0016.
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