Police Searching for Convenience Store Robbers

Police Searching for Convenience Store Robbers

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MOBILE, Ala. -

Surveillance video from three different angles capture the crime that unfolded around 11:45 Tuesday night.

It shows one of the robbers walk in first, with his face shown. Seconds later, a second guy enters and both head to the counter. The clerk, is then meet with a gun pointed directly at him while the second robber goes for the cash.

But he didn't stop there, he then takes loads of cigarettes and cigars.

Next, an employee tells me the crooks asked for the keys to the safe. When the clerk didn't produce them, he was slapped and then frisked. With cash, tobacco products and beer in hand, the robbers then ran away, leaving a visibly shaken clerk and police on the hunt for the thieves.

"Shortly after this robbery, we do know there was a dark colored sedan seen in the area of Moffett road traveling at a very high rate of speed. So we believe that sedan maybe related to this robbery as well," said Ashley Raines with Mobile Police.

"Being in this area. it's so, cars, traffic everywhere. I think people go to be real bold, get to a bold point and threaten somebody life just to, over a little money or anything," said Thamus Smith, a barber who works nearby.

Although they weren't able to go on camera, employees tell me they are still shaken up about the incident, being that this is their second robbery in a span of months. Mobile police say so far this month, crooks have robbed four convenience stores in the city. Although most criminals may think service stations are easy targets, Mobile police say technology is helping put them behinds bars.

"With gas stations, better and better surveillance equipment. You know very clear pictures. Sometimes we could read T-shirts or hats or emblems," said Raines.

I'm told the robbers got away with about 900 bucks worth of tobacco products, beer and cash. The district manager says instead of being open for 24 hours, she's now considering closing the store's lobby at 10pm and only letting one person inside at a time.

Police say the first suspect is a black male, 5'7" - 5'8", 165 - 170 lbs., late teens - early 20's, possibly has one or two gold teeth, dark complexion, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, one black shoe & one white with black shoe, black bandana around top of his head, armed with a gun

The second suspect is a black male, 5'10" - 5'11", late teens - early 20's, heavy set, dark complexion, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, black shoes and a black bandana covering his face below his eyes.

If you have any information, call the Mobile Police Department.

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