ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A man was arrested after robbing a Smoothie King, according to Athens Police Department (APD).
A spokesperson with APD says that officers responded to a robbery call at the Smoothie King location at 1260 US Highway 72 East. The call came in around 4:15 p.m.
Inside the store, authorities say, 38-year-old Benny Ray Stafford pulled out a gun and took the victim’s wallet.
No one was harmed during the robbery. Athens PD did not specify whether the victim was an employee or a customer.
Investigators determined that Stafford looked like the suspect responsible for several other robberies that occurred in Huntsville last week.
APD shared the information with Huntsville Police Department (HPD), who was able to find and arrest Stafford at a motel on Memorial Parkway. He is being held at Madison County Jail.
HPD charged him with three counts of first-degree robbery from the incidents in Huntsville. APD was able to get an additional warrant for first-degree robbery. Once released, he will be extradited back to Athens.