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Fast Food Robbery
October 22, 2018

ROBBERY

Fast Food Restaurant

1400 Block Ann Street

Montgomery, Alabama

MPD18-1022A

 

Montgomery Police Department

 

 

The Montgomery Police Department released photos of an unknown subject wanted in reference to an Armed Robbery investigation.  

 

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at approximately 1:33 a.m., patrol units responded to the 1400 block of Ann Street in reference to a robbery that just occurred. The complainant stated that an unknown male robbed the business at gun point.

 

At this time the offender has yet to be identified.

 

If you can identify this suspect or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Montgomery Credit Card Fraud
September 17, 2018

FRAUDULENT USE OF A CREDIT CARD  

3900 Block of Atlanta Highway

Montgomery, Alabama

MPD18-0917B

 

Montgomery Police Department

 

 

The Montgomery Police Department released photos of an unknown subject wanted in reference to a Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card investigation.  

 

On August 1, 2018, the victim’s credit card was used by the pictured suspect in the 3900 block of Atlanta Highway.

 

 

If you can identify this suspect or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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Troy Cable Vehicle Break In
September 17, 2018

 

IDENTIFIED / CAPTURED

BURGLARY

Troy Cable

1006 S. Brundidge Street

Troy, Alabama

TPD18-0917A

 

Troy Police Department

 

 

The Troy Police Department has officially notified CrimeStoppers that a person has been identified and captured that was wanted in reference to a Vehicle Burglary investigation. 

 

A CrimeStoppers’ anonymous tip identified the suspect as Montgomery resident Chauncey Lacorey Benson.  Information from the tipster not only identified Benson as the suspect, but led Montgomery Police Patrol Units to the 2400 block of Cherry Street, where Benson was captured without incident.   

 

In addition to the CrimeStoppers’ reward the victim in this case will be offering a $500 cash reward for the identification and arrest of the suspect. The tipster is being urged to contact CrimeStoppers through the P3 app in order to claim the reward. 

 

Chauncey Benson is currently being charged with Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle in Troy, AL. He is being charged with Theft of Property 2nd degree and Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle in Prattville, AL.  He is being charged with 9 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in Montgomery, AL.  He is also being charged with 4 counts of Probation Violations stemming from Theft of Property 2nd and 3rd degree charges, Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle, and Fraudulent use of a Credit Card charge from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office. 

 

Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 


 

BURGLARY

Troy Cable

1006 S. Brundidge Street

Troy, Alabama

TPD18-0917A

 

Troy Police Department

 

 

The Troy Police Department released still shots of an unknown subject wanted in reference to a Vehicle Burglary investigation.  

 

On September 13, 2018 at 1:17p.m. an unknown male pulled into the parking lot of Troy Cable and unlawfully went into an employee’s vehicle. The victim’s wallet as well as a Ruger handgun was taken.

 

Investigators advise that the suspect attempted to use the employee’s business credit card several times in Montgomery at ATM machines and gas pumps. The suspect was driving what appears to be a gold Ford Escape.

 

In addition to the CrimeStoppers’ reward the victim in this case is offering a $500 cash reward for the identification and Arrest of the suspect.

 

If you can identify this subject or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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Tuskegee Business Burglary
September 14, 2018

BURGLARY

Gene and Sons Auto Repair

410 East Martin Luther King Highway

Tuskegee, Alabama

TPD18-0914A

 

Tuskegee Police Department

 

 

The Tuskegee Police Department released video and still shots of an unknown subject wanted in reference to a Burglary investigation.  

 

On September 14, 2018 around 3:00 a.m. the Tuskegee Police Department responded to 410 East Martin Luther King Highway in reference to a business alarm call. Upon arrival Patrol Officers observed a large hole on the south side of the business.

 

Investigators advise that an unknown subject used a metal pipe to gain entry inside the business by creating the hole.

Video captures the suspect breaking into a soda machine and picking up items throughout the business. Items stolen were not released. At this time direction and type of travel is unknown.

 

If you can identify this subject or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

Your Tip may lead to a Cash Reward!

 

 

Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 



Felony Theft
September 11, 2018

THEFT OF PROPERTY 1ST  

City of Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama

MPD18-0911A

 

Montgomery Police Department

 

 

The Montgomery Police Department released photos of an unknown subject wanted in reference to a Theft of Property 1st Degree investigation.  

 

On Monday, September 3, 2018 unknown males stole the victim’s vehicles.  Investigators obtained a photo of a suspect that attempted to use the victim’s credit cards at a gas station.  

 

 

If you can identify this suspect or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Robbery
August 27, 2018

IDENTIFIED / CAPTURED

ROBBERY

2300 Block of Eastern Boulevard

Montgomery, Alabama

MPD18-0827A

 

Montgomery Police Department

 

 

The Montgomery Police Department has officially notified CrimeStoppers that two females have been identified and captured that were wanted in reference to a Robbery investigation.  

 

Investigators advise that a tip from CrimeStoppers helped Law Enforcement identify both suspects.

 

CrimeStoppers originally reported that on August 6, 2018 at approximately 10:38 a.m. two unknown females entered a retail business located in the 2300 block of Eastern Boulevard. The females pass the last point of sale of the store without paying for merchandise. As they are confronted by an asset protection employee of the store, the females pepper spray the employee and flee the business on foot. 

 

Both subjects were charged with Robbery 3rd degree.

 

 

Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 


 

ROBBERY

2300 Block of Eastern Boulevard

Montgomery, Alabama

MPD18-0827A

 

Montgomery Police Department

 

 

The Montgomery Police Department released photos of two unknown females wanted in reference to a Robbery investigation.  

 

On August 6, 2018 at approximately 10:38 a.m. two unknown females entered a retail business located in the 2300 block of Eastern Boulevard. The females pass the last point of sale of the store without paying for merchandise. As they are confronted by an asset protection employee of the store, the females pepper spray the employee and flee the business on foot.  They were last seen leaving the area in a silver/gray vehicle.

 

(a) A person commits the crime of robbery in the third degree if in the course of committing a theft he:

(1) Uses force against the person of the owner or any person present with intent to overcome his physical resistance or physical power of resistance; or

(2) Threatens the imminent use of force against the person of the owner or any person present with intent to compel acquiescence to the taking of or escaping with the property.

(b) Robbery in the third degree is a Class C felony.

 

If you can identify these subjects or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 

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Montgomery Quick Change Artist
August 24, 2018

Money Exchange Con

Retail Stores

Montgomery, Alabama

MPD18-0824B

 

Montgomery Police Department   

 

 

Montgomery Investigators released photos of an unknown male wanted in reference to multiple Theft By Deception investigations.  

 

The Montgomery Police Department is currently investigating three known cases that occurred on August 23, 2018.  During the offenses an unknown male, described as being Hispanic, entered the three separate retail stores and committed thefts by using an elaborate system of conversation and word play.

 

While purchasing items, the suspect confuses the cashiers using a method known as a “Flim-Flam, Quick Change, or Money Exchange Con” making away with thousands of dollars from each victim.

 

If you can identify or know the location of this subject, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 

 

 

Quick Change Artist (National Association of Bunco Investigators NABI)

A Bunco crime; a Quick-Change Artist, or sometimes, a Short Change Artist, is someone who steals money by confusing cashiers while they are making change. They do this in many ways. Usually the thief attempts to distract or confuse the cashier during the transaction, does a quick sleight of hand, and then claims they were not given the correct amount. They're called "artists" because they are extraordinarily good at what they do.

 

 

How to Spot Quick-Change Scams

by Kay Tang - Updated June 29, 2018

https://bizfluent.com/how-2124296-spot-quick-change-scams.html

 

The Mechanics of the Scam

An example of a quick-change con typically begins with paying for a small item with a large bill, such as buying a beverage costing $1.20 with a $100 bill. While the cashier is counting the change, the con distracts the cashier by chatting about a random subject. Then, the con changes his mind and asks to pay for the item with a smaller bill. He hands the cashier a $5 bill and asks for the $100 bill back. The cashier forgets that he's already made change for the $100 and hands the original $100 bill back to the con artist. He then makes change for the $5 bill. The thief pockets the $98.20 in change from the first transaction as well as the $3.80 in change from the second transaction. He has paid for the beverage two times but only used the store's money.

Common Targets

Quick-change con artists target new or inexperienced salespeople who are trying to deliver fast customer service. They also target young employees who may not be as aggressive in managing the confusion of multiple transactions and are wary of slowing down a line of customers. The types of establishments typically victimized by fast-cash scams can include fast-food joints, gas stations, hotels and even ice cream stores.

 

Recognizing the Con Job

Employers can train salespeople about how to spot a quick-change scam. For example, employees should be wary of customers trying to purchase a low-cost item with a large bill. Employees should request that the customer use a smaller bill for the transaction. If the customer doesn't have smaller bill, employees can direct them to the nearest bank to break the large bill into smaller denominations. Small businesses can post signs which explicitly state that they only do transactions with bills no larger than $20. Employees should be warned of customers requesting multiple transactions and of duos that may be working together to distract them.

 

Stopping the Scam

Police advise that cashiers should place large bills on top of the cash register, the till or on the counter in full view. Cashiers shouldn't put a large bill in the cash register until they've completed one transaction. Also, the cashier should count aloud the change that has been made. If the customer starts to barrage them with requests for multiple transactions, they should purposefully slow the transaction process down and manage each transaction separately. If the customer begins to bully or intimidate the cashier and the confusion escalates, the cashier should stop the transaction completely, close the register and call for the manager.

 

 



Dollar General Store Robbery
August 17, 2018

CAPTURED

Dollar General Store

Pineapple Highway

Butler County, Alabama

BCSO18-0809A

 

Butler County Sheriff’s Office  

334-832-6521

 

 

The Butler County Sheriff’s Department has officially notified CrimeStoppers that an arrest has been made in reference to an Armed Robbery investigation.  

 

Sheriff Kenny Hardin stated that an anonymous tipster went above and beyond what a citizen is required to do. Because of the tipster’s action and the information that was provided, two suspects were identified and captured.

 

Sheriff Hardin advised that Marcus Latrent Greathouse was arrested in Lee County and Branden Tyrone Matthews was arrested in Columbus, Georgia.  Greathouse and Matthews are being charged with Robbery 1st degree for the August 16th robbery of the Dollar General located on Pineapple Highway. They are also being charged with 12 other armed robberies that occurred in Alabama and Georgia. They are also suspected of several other robberies, pending investigations.

 

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers will be offering a reward to the tipster.  No other details will be released from CrimeStoppers.

 

 

Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 


 

ROBBERY

Dollar General Store

Pineapple Highway

Butler, Alabama

BCSO18-0809A

 

Butler County Sheriff’s Office  

334-832-6521

 

 

The Butler County Sheriff’s Department released photos of an unknown subject wanted in reference to an Armed Robbery investigation.  

 

Investigators advise that a Robbery occurred at the Dollar General Store located on Pineapple Highway on Thursday, August 16, 2018. The suspect entered the store around 9:50 p.m.   Once inside he pulled a stainless and black handgun on the casher and demanded money.

 

After receiving an unspecified amount of currency, the subject left the area in a black Chevrolet Impala, license number 8101AC0.

 

No injuries reported.

 

If you can identify this subject or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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Lowndes County Convenience Store Robbery
August 09, 2018

ROBBERY

Convenience Store

Highway 80

Lowndes County, Alabama

LCSO18-0809C

 

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office   

 

 

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s office released a photo of an unknown subject wanted in reference to an Armed Robbery investigation.  

 

Investigators advise that an unknown male dressed in a red hoodie entered a convenience store located in Lowndes County off of Highway 80 on July 24, 2018, at approximately 8:09 p.m.  Once inside the subject produced a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.

 

The suspect fled the scene on foot leaving his red hoodie.

 

If you can identify this subject or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 



Dadeville Robbery
August 09, 2018

ROBBERY

Citgo Convenience Store

Dadeville, Alabama

DPD18-0809A

 

Dadeville Police Department   

 

The Dadeville Police Department released photos of an unknown subject wanted in reference to an Armed Robbery investigation.  

 

Dadeville investigators advise that at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, August 9th an unknown subject described as a light skin black male, wearing a dark green jacket, tan pants, and having his faced covered with a white mask entered the Citgo located on US 280 in Dadeville.

 

Once inside the offender told the clerk "give me all the money bitch or I will shoot you in the f**king face!" The clerk described his tone of voice as low but trying to talk deep.

 

After receiving an unspecified amount of currency, the subject left the store. No information on vehicle used was available. No injuries reported.

 

If you can identify this subject or have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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