Atmore police continued this week their search for two masked bandits who held up the ABC store on North Main Street at gunpoint last week.
The heist took place Tuesday, December 12, and Atmore police patrol officers and investigators were notified around 5:49 p.m. that the state owned and operated liquor store had been robbed.
While some APD personnel entered the store to determine the basics of the crime, others set up a perimeter.
For several minutes Alabama 21 was blocked off, from Liberty Street to a point just past Walmart, but the search soon moved into the city’s northeastern sector.
Several streets were sealed off to traffic and officers on foot were positioned at several intersections.
A press release issued Monday, December 18, by city police indicated that two males, their faces covered, entered the store. The duo approached the clerk, brandished a weapon and demanded money.
The armed robbers did not harm the store clerk. They reportedly snatched an undisclosed amount of money from the register and fled on foot into the warren of short streets and neighborhoods behind the store.
A team of Alabama Department of Corrections tracking dogs was sent from G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility. The dogs tracked the suspects to a location on Peachtree Street, where they lost the scent, leading police to believe that an accomplice might have picked them up in an automobile.
APD investigators are asking anyone with any information regarding the robbery to call 251-368-9141.