John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is currently on the look-out for the suspect who robbed Jimmies Auto Plaza, on Sunday, March 4.
Major David Harper of the MCSO reports that on Sunday, March 4, at 1:18 a.m., MCSO deputies were dispatched to Jimmies Auto Plaza, located at 3167 SE County Road 255, in response to a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, the clerk reported that a white male entered the business and approached the counter demanding money, while stating that he was armed with a gun. The clerk complied with the demand and allowed the suspect to access the cash register before fleeing with an undetermined amount of currency. Responding deputies secured the scene and established a perimeter.
A K9 was deployed and immediately began a track that led deputies in a southwest direction before crossing County Road 255. The K9 continued to track south along the highway for approximately 250 yards before abruptly stopping at a location that showed signs of an unknown vehicle rapidly accelerating from the ditch onto the highway. It is believed that this was the location of an awaiting get-away vehicle.
The offender is described as a white male wearing a camouflage jacket with a hood, dark colored baggy pants, with a white paper object with eye holes cut out, covering his face. The clerk was not harmed, and there were no injuries reported during this event.
This case remains under investigation, and if anyone has any information regarding this robbery, they are asked to contact the MCSO Criminal Investigation Division at (850) 973-4152 or (850) 973-4001, ext. 1.