CONYERS - Authorities are currently looking for a suspect who robbed an athletic sports store at gunpoint Saturday night.
The male suspect busted through the back door of Hibbett Sports, 1486 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, after the store employees opened it around 9:30 p.m., according to the police report. He allegedly had a black handgun pointed at them.
The employees gave the man an undicslosed amount of cash from the registers. The suspect then left out of the back door and ran towards the nearby parking lot, according to the report.
Prior to the robbery, Conyers Police Officer Chistopher Burns had an encounter with the suspect. According to the police report, the suspect told Burns the car battery to his white Chevrolet Monte Carlo had stopped working and asked "if I could jumpstart his vehicle."
The vehicle was parked in the rear parking lot area of the Conyers Crossroad Shopping Center, where Hibbet Sports is also located.
Burns obliged and jumpstarted the suspects vehicle. He also inspected the suspect's class A driver's lisence, and the suspect was identified as Jimmy Mathis. Mathis told Burns he was a truck driver for Sysco.
Mathis and Burns then left the area. About 20 minutes later, Burns was dispactched to Hibbett Sports to respond to the aforementioned armed robbery. The description of the suspect who robbed the store matched the description of Mathis, according to the report.
Mathis is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. On the night of the robbery, he was wearing a black jacket, with "Marshalls 30th" on the chest area, black pants and black shoes.
Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.