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Truck stop robber collects merchandise in trash can, pistol-whips employee


A truck stop robber utilized a trash can to collect his findings before pistol whipping an employee at an Alabama Flying J over the weekend. 

The robbery occurred at 3 p.m. on January 20th at the Flying J in Hope Hull, Alabama. 

According to WSFA 12, the man entered the store, went behind the counter, and started stuffing merchandise into a gray trash can. An employee then confronted the thief, who struck the employee with a silver pistol and forced him onto the ground. The suspect then fled the scene. 

Investigators say that the suspect was caught on surveillance video, but has only been identified as a black male wearing a black beanie, black hoodie, dark pants, and gray shoes. 

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity is urged to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office or CrimeStoppers at 334-215-STOP (7867) or 1-833-AL1-STOP (251-7867).


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