Police Believe Gas Station Robberies Connected

Posted on: 10:00 pm, August 8, 2013, by , updated on: 10:42pm, August 8, 2013

SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police think the same robber hit two different gas stations.

In both cases, surveillance cameras got a good shot of the suspect, and the gun he pointed at the clerk.  Detectives believe this will help the public identify the man.

Just after nightfall, Saturday, August 3rd, police say a robber walked into the RK Food Mart on Florence Boulevard, covered in a black jacket and mask.

Cut to two days later at the Citgo on Wood Avenue, investigators say a man walked in, at about the same time at the previous robbery, matching the same description.  Plus investigators say the man had the same type of gun.

“We`re doing the best we can to find out who`s doing these, but we also urge the citizens out there to help us,” said Sgt. Cliff Billingsley with the Florence Police Department.  “If somebody knows who`s doing these, there are several means they can come forwards and even make more money than actually being stolen in some cases.”

If you have any information about these robberies, it could be worth a cash reward to you.

Shoals Area Crime Stoppers gives pay outs to people who offer tips that leads to an arrest.  Also, you can remain anonymous.

This weeks’ Shoals Area Most Wanted comes from the Sheffield Police Department.

Detectives say Renita Jones has been driving around the Shoals with her license revoked.  Now Jones has a warrant out for her arrest.

Next investigators accuse Carol Beverly of driving under the influence.

Finally, police want Fatina Harris in jail for driving without insurance.

Call the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers tipline at 256-386-8685 to leave your tips.