ATHENS — A press release came out this morning from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department on the latest armed robbery.
Yesterday morning Vickie Lopez arrived at her Dement Street residence around 9 p.m. Two black males approached her. One pointed a gun at her and, after pushing her to the ground, told her “to give it up.” The suspect reached in her bra and removed $375.
Lopez told the responding officer that she thought that one of the people that robbed her was TJ Holloway because he had often come to her work, asking her for money and he knew that she had kept in in her bra. So far he is the only suspect.
He also took her cell phone valued at $200. The suspects opened the door to her vehicle but nothing was taken. Both suspects left on foot. One suspect was around 5’11”, thin build. The other was around 6’2.” They wore all black clothing. One wore a black ski mask and the other wore a “Halloween type” mask. The investigation is still underway.
Grady Newsource reporter Rebecca Scott is going to Athens-Clarke County Police Department to follow-up on the string of armed robberies that have recently occurred.
Major Sizemore of the Athens-Clarke County police said the department looks at crime trends and decide from there where it’s going to send out the most officers that it can afford to send out.
In cases such as these, the police department relies on the people of Athens. If anyone has information pertaining to the case, you should call Crime Stoppers tip line at 706-613-3342.