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Two robberies Tuesday could be connected to one last week

Published 2:19pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Police think two armed robberies in Clanton on Tuesday morning are connected with another armed robbery last week.

An unidentified black male wearing a mask and hooded sweatshirt, and armed with a handgun, entered the Best Western on Bradberry Lane about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday and demanded money from the clerk, according to a CPD press release. About 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a suspect matching the description from the earlier crime entered the Exxon service station on Lake Mitchell Road and demanded money from the clerk.

A man matching the description of a suspect in three Clanton robberies also allegedly committed crimes in Prattville and Huntsville, where this surveillance image was captured.
A man matching the description of a suspect in three Clanton robberies also allegedly committed crimes in Prattville and Huntsville, where this surveillance image was captured.

CPD detectives think the two robberies Tuesday are connected to the robbery of The Inn on March 28.

The suspect is believed to be driving a small- to mid-sized white car.

CPD detectives are working with Huntsville and Prattville police departments on robberies committed by a similar suspect. The Prattville robbery allegedly occurred Monday.

In the release, Clanton Police Chief Brian Stilwell warned the public to be aware and contact the police department for anything suspicious around local businesses.

“We take this personal, and I have committed every resource I have to apprehending this person,” he said.

The suspect is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information related to these robberies should call 755-1194 and ask for Sgt. Cameron Bates.

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