Athens Police arrest Tuesday robbery suspect


Matthew Dee Alexander (Photo courtesy Athens Police)

ATHENS, Ala. – A suspect wanted for robbing an Elkton grocery store is now in custody.

Athens Police said Matthew Dee Alexander, 42, was arrested Thursday in the 200-block of County Road 10.

Alexander was wanted for robbing the Elkton Street Grocery Tuesday afternoon.

Police said Alexander entered the store armed with screwdriver, assaulted the clerk, stole cash, a revolver, and took the keys to a gray 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan.

He was arrested on warrants of first-degree robbery, first-degree theft and second-degree theft.

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