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Decatur police said an unidentified man, right, pretended to be armed with a gun when he held up the Wally World convenience store in Decatur on Tuesday.
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Decatur police said an unidentified man, right, pretended to be armed with a gun when he held up the Wally World convenience store in Decatur on Tuesday.

Police seek tips in store robbery

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

Decatur police are hoping a picture of a man robbing a local convenience store will bring in tips from the community.

The unidentified man pretended to be armed with a gun when he held up the Wally World convenience store at 2604 Spring Ave. S.W. on Tuesday shortly before midnight, police said.

Sgt. Rick Archer shared the video with reporters Wednesday.

In it, the robber made a pretense of buying a soda and cigarettes, then placed his left hand inside his coat pocket and rested it on the counter, giving the appearance of a weapon inside.

"Ma'am, this is a stickup," he says.

The clerk, Nicole Moore, stares at him for a moment.

"Ma'am, you just gone look at me like I'm crazy?" he says.

"What do you want me to do?" she responds.

"What are you supposed to do?"

"Take the money out of the register?"

"Yes ma'am."

The clerk handed over the cash.

"She thought he had a gun in his pocket," Archer said.

The robber was described as an unshaven white male in his mid to late 30s, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He wore a black coat, Crimson Tide ball cap, sunglasses, off-white pants and white shoes.

Anyone with information about the robbery can call the confidential police tip line at 341-INFO (4636) or contact Archer directly at 341-4647.

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