Conyers Police Department is offering a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in two robberies at businesses on Ga. Highway 138.
In the first incident, on Sunday, May 27 around 3:45 p.m. at the TJ Maxx parking lot, a male snatched a woman’s purse and ran into the nearby Hunting Creek subdivision.
The suspect was described as a black male wearing blue jeans and a red and grey hoodie.
A witness saw the suspect before the incident leaning against the brick support pillar in front of the store. He told police he thought it was odd that the male had his hoodie over his head and was sweating.
The victim was coming out of the store when the suspect ran by and snatched the an eggshell colored Coach purse from the shopping cart and then ran to the back of the store to the wooded area.
Another witness got out of his car and began chasing the suspect but lost sight of him in the wooded area.
The more recent incident, an armed robbery, occurred at the Plaza Cleaners on Saturday around 2:20 p.m.
According to police reports, two black males came in through the back door of the dry cleaning business, which was normally left open for ventilation.
The men were armed with semi-automatic pistols, possibly Glocks. One suspect was described as a light-complexioned black male, possibly bi-racial, about 5-feet 8-inches tall, with a slender build, wearing a black hat and black sleeveless shirt. The other suspect was described as a dark-complexioned black male, about 5-feet 5-inches tall, average build, short hair, wearing a green shirt. Both reportedly appeared to be in their late 20s or early 30s.
The suspects demanded money and the owner opened the cash register to hand them the money. They then demanded more money and the co-owner then opened his wallet to give them the cash inside that.
“On the way out the suspects asked to use the bathroom, but (the owner) was very shaken and just asked them to please leave them alone,” wrote the reporting officer. The suspects then left through the back door, closing it behind them.
While responding to the call, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a person matching the description given, but the victim identified that person was not the suspect.
A reward of $1000 is offered for each incident.
Anyone with information can call the Conyers Police Department crime hotline at 770-483-TIPS (9477).