Bainbridge convenience store robbed early Saturday by camouflaged, masked man

IMG_1284A masked man wearing camouflage clothing robbed a Bainbridge convenience store at gunpoint early Saturday morning, Dec. 27, according to Bainbridge Public Safety.

The robbery happened at the Kangaroo Travel Center at 1800 Dothan Road, Bainbridge, at approximately 1:35 a.m. Saturday, according to Major Robert Humphrey, chief investigator with Bainbridge Public Safety.

An employee of the store, which is open 24 hours, said she was walking from the store’s rear door when a white male holding a handgun approached her from a side hallway and exclaimed, “Money now!”

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The employee stated she walked behind the store’s counter, which is located in the center of the truck stop, withdrew cash and handed it to the suspect. The suspect also snatched two packs of Marlboro cigarettes and told the employee, “I’m the police” before leaving out the store’s front door.

The following are screen captures from the store’s video system that show the armed robbery suspect. Please click the images to enlarge them.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, who was wearing a camouflage jacket, a camouflage skull cap and had his face partially covered with a camouflage face mask. The suspect was also wearing dark-colored jeans and had camouflage gloves. He held the gun in his left hand.

Police don’t know for sure whether or not the robber had a getaway car waiting for him, BPS Major Humphrey said. However, other officers who responded to the scene found footprints in the gravelly truck wash area to the west of the truck stop. They also observed tire tracks in the vacant lot to the west of the store.

The robbery was captured on the store’s surveillance video, which is currently being reviewed by BPS investigators.

Anyone who knows more about the robbery or has an idea who the suspect might have been is asked to call Bainbridge Public Safety investigators at (229) 248-2038. Anonymous tips can also be sent via the City of Bainbridge’s website.


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