TIFTON -- Police continue to investigation two robbery cases that occurred in the city Thursday, one of the Budget Inn on W. 8th Street and the other of a woman at Westbury Place Apartments on South Virginia Avenue.
An employee at Budget Inn reported Thursday at approximately 12:45 p.m. that a man had robbed him at gunpoint.
The employee said he was in his apartment and saw the black male on the door monitor in his room. He then got up to go to the office and on the way there, the suspect met him and pulled a silver pistol from his pants pocket and told the employee to "give me all your money."
The employee pulled money out of the cash register and gave it to the suspect.
The employee said the suspect was wearing a black shirt and black dress pants and a blue ball cap. The suspect is described as 5'6" to 5'7" tall with a slim build.
The suspect reportedly ran from the motel through the Winn Dixie parking lot with the weapon and money in his hand. Investigators continue to search for the man, who may be a suspect in another recent robbery of a convenience store.
In an unrelated incident Thursday, a 41-year-old woman reported to an officer that she had gotten into her Kia Sophia vehicle that was parked in the rear parking lot at Westbury Place Apartments on South Virginia Avenue when she heard someone yell. When she turned around to see who had yelled, an unknown white male hit her in the right side of her face and nose, which caused bleeding.
The woman then got out of her vehicle and started running to her apartment. The suspect pulled at her pocketbook in an attempt to take it from her.
The woman was able to enter her apartment where she used a telephone to call E-911.
The woman told the officer who arrived that she didn't know the man, but described him as a light-colored white male with a goatee and a mustache. She said he was approximately six-feet tall with a medium build and was wearing a dark green jogging suit.
The man was last seen headed south on foot toward U.S. Highway 82. Upon his arrest, the offender will face charges of simple battery and robbery by sudden snatching, according to the report.
TPD investigators could not be reached for comment Friday.
To contact reporter Angie Thompson, call 382-4321, ext. 208.
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