Dadeville police apprehend suspects fleeing armed robberyPublished 5:37pm Friday, December 6, 2013
Officers of the Dadeville Police Department apprehended a group of four suspects Thursday as they fled a convenience store robbery in Opelika.
A dark-colored sport utility vehicle with four occupants was stopped around 4 p.m. Thursday on Thweatt Industrial Drive off U.S. Highway 280 by Dadeville Police Officer Jason Towne, Officer Chris Fenn and Sgt. Investigator Jonathan Floyd
The driver, three passengers, and their vehicle, a dark-colored SUV, matched the description from a “be-on-the-lookout” bulletin issued by the Opelika Police Department. Fenn, Towne and Floyd took the suspects into custody without incident and waited for OPD officers to arrive. Once Opelika officers were on scene, the suspects, money, firearm and vehicle was turned over to them.
According to the BOLO, the men were suspected to have robbed the Waverly Parkway Convenience store at gunpoint around 30 minutes earlier. The cashier told police that after he handed over the money, the duo left the building and fired a shot into the air.
The suspects were taken to the Lee County Jail.
Dadeville Police Chief David E. Barbour commended Towne, Floyd and Fenn “for their outstanding work in apprehending these armed and dangerous suspects.”