published Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Crime Stoppers: Armed robbery at E. 23rd convenience store in Chattanooga

This week's Crime Stoppers case involves an armed robbery. "We would absolutely consider this man dangerous just for what he's done," said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Craig Joel. "We don't know how many other robberies he might be connected to."

The one in question happened the evening of January 29th. He entered the Citgo on East 23rd Street. "Like any other customer," explained Sgt. Joel, "he brought a piece of candy forward as if to pay for it."

Security video shows there were a number of other customers in the store at the time. He waited, patiently, for a couple to check out. Then, when it was finally our bad guy's turn to check out, it looks as if he was making the purchase. "As soon as the clerk opened up the register," said Joel, "he lifted his jacket and showed the butt of what looked like a silver handgun and said if he doesn't empty that register, he's gonna kill him."

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