Chattanooga police seek suspects in two robberies

Chattanooga police seek suspects in two robberies

May 19th, 2012 by Beth Burger in News

Chattanooga police investigators are searching for suspects in two robberies Thursday in which a gold or beige sedan was used as a getaway vehicle.

The first robbery took place just before 1:30 p.m. at Le Nails, 5308 Brainerd Road. Three men came in and held up employees, taking an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving.

The vehicle was described as possibly beige, said Lt. Bobby Rodgers, who oversees the Chattanooga Police Department's property crimes, fraud and pawn unit.

Armed robbers struck about an hour later at Tienda el Paraiso, 2602 E. Main S., and fired a shot as they left. The getaway car was described as a gold Toyota.

No one was injured. It's possible the crimes are related, police said.

Gold sedans have been used in several crimes lately, but police don't think all the crimes are related .

"Three separate cars. One is going to be a Cadillac. One is possibly a Toyota. One of them, they're not sure what it is," Rodgers said.

On Wednesday, a three men approached a man in a rented gold Chevy Impala in the 2800 block of Taylor Street. They robbed him, took his keys and drove away in the car.

On May 12, three men left Kohl's Department store at 1812 Gunbarrel Road just before 10 p.m. and employees noticed cash and checks were taken from an employee area. The assailants left in a gold Volvo with a drive-out tag.

Anyone with any information about the crimes can contact Chattanooga police at 423-698-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333.