F’ville Walmart hit by armed robbers Thursday night
Fayetteville Police are looking for two men in their early 20s who robbed Walmart employees at gunpoint late Thursday night and made off with money from the store’s cash registers. The get-away vehicle and an empty money box were subsequently located in Clayton County.
Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the armed robbery occurred near midnight on Thursday at the Walmart store at the Fayette Pavilion as cash registers with an undetermined amount of cash were being emptied by employees into a container inside a grocery cart.
Whitlow said the two armed robbers had previously entered the store. And with the cash being collected, the two men, now wearing gloves and with bandanas partially covering their faces approached the assistant manager and three other employees, said Whitlow. One man was wearing a gray hooded North Face sweatshirt and the other was wearing a black hooded Nike sweatshirt, Whitlow said.
Both men produced a revolver and held the Walmart employees at gunpoint, then wheeled the grocery cart containing the cash box out of the store and threw them into the bed of a Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck, Whitlow said. The truck had been reported stolen from Henry County and was being driven by third suspect, Whitlow added.
Having received a description of the truck, deputies subsequently found the pick-up abandoned in an apartment complex just inside Clayton County, Whitlow said. Also located at the scene were the grocery cart and the empty money box.
Anyone with information pertaining to this crime is asked to contact Fayetteville Police at 770-461-4441.