[UPDATE] Tallahassee Police Investigates Five Overnight Robberies

By: TPD Release; Jennifer Milton Email
By: TPD Release; Jennifer Milton Email

[UPDATE] 3-30 12:29pm --

TPD has released surveillance photographs of the suspect from the robbery that occurred at the CVS Pharmacy (1819 West Tennessee Street).

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Updated 6:38pm by Jennifer Milton:

Tallahassee Police say 5 robberies took place between 10:30 Friday night and 3:30 Saturday morning.

"Not too surprised, I mean, that stuff kind of happens quite often so, I mean it's Tallahassee, stuff happens like that all the time," said Dan Meteyer.

Investigators say the targets include a restaurant, an ATM and women carrying purses.

"It makes me feel unsafe that we have had so many robberies. I think it's going to make me think twice about going someplace really late at night," said Meghan Johnson.

Police say there was an armed robbery at the Pizza Quick restaurant on Apalachee Parkway around 10:30 Friday night. Around 11:55, there was an armed robbery that resulted in a car-jacking at the Capital City Bank on South Monroe Street as a woman attempted to withdraw money from an ATM. About 10 minutes later, there was an attempted armed robbery at the same bank ATM, but the victim drove away. Later in the early morning hours, two women had their purses snatched on West Tennessee Street.

Police have yet to put anyone behind bars.

"That's kind of scary that they haven't caught anybody," said Johnson.

These robberies may be an accurate example of the latest crime data for our area. According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Tallahassee almost doubles the national average when it comes to violent crimes.
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[UPDATE] 3-28 Noon --

A string of robberies hit our area over the weekend and police say the suspects are still on the loose.

Tallahassee police say there were 5 robberies that took place between 10:30 Friday night and 3:30 Saturday morning and the targets included a pizza restaurant, an ATM, and women carrying purses.

Police say there was an armed robbery at the Pizza Quick Restaurant on Apalachee Parkway around 10:30 Friday night. Later around 11:55, there was an armed robbery that resulted in a car-jacking at the Capital City Bank on South Monroe Street as a woman attempted to withdraw money from an ATM. Around 10 minutes later, there was an attempted armed robbery at the same bank, but the victim drove away. Later in the early morning hours, two women had their purses snatched on West Tennessee Street.

Police have not made any arrests in these incidents. If you have any information on any of these robberies, call TPD at (850)-891-4200 or crime stoppers at (850)574- tips

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The first robbery took place on Friday night, at approximately 10:30PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to 1705 Apalachee Parkway (Pizza Quick) in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival officers learned a black male subject entered the business implied a weapon, and demanded cash. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled in a late 1990's maroon 4dr sedan. The suspect was a Black male, 24-30 years of age. He was 5'11 to 6 feet in height and 140-150 pounds, wearing a dark baseball hat and a blue hoodie.

At around midnight on Friday night, the Tallahassee Police Department received a report of an attempted armed robbery from a victim who was attempting to withdraw money from the ATM at approximately 11:49 Friday night from Capital City Bank (3404 South Monroe Street). The suspect was unsuccessful due to the victim driving away. This suspect was a Black male, 20-25 years of age. He was 5'9 to 5'11 feet in height and 130-150 pounds, wearing a black and white hoodie.

The third reported robbery occurred at 11:55 at night. TPD responded to a Capital City Bank (3404 South Monroe Street) carjacking and robbery report. The victim reported that she was attempting to withdraw money from the ATM when a suspect approached her brandishing a firearm and demanded cash. The victim complied. The suspect then demanded that the victim get out of her vehicle, at which time the suspect fled in the victim's 2000 green Oldsmobile Alero 4dr Sedan. The vehicle was later located in close proximity to the robbery. This suspect was a Black male, 20-25 years of age. He was 5'6 feet in height and 130 pounds, wearing a red shirt and black hoodie.

The fourth report was at 1:45 AM, Friday night TPD responded in reference to a robbery on Tennessee Street and Claliark Street. The victim reported that she had just left AJ Sports Bar located on West Tennessee Street and was waiting to walk across the street at Caliark Street to Starbucks when a white male suspect snatched her purse from her arm. The suspect then fled on foot north on Caliark Street and was unable to be located. This suspect was a White male, 18-24 years of age. He was 5'5 to 5'7 feet in height and 150-160 pounds, wearing blue jeans and unknown color sweatshirt.

The final robbery reported to TPD was at 3:27 Saturday morning at CVS Pharmacy (1819 West Tennessee Street) in reference to a robbery by sudden snatching. The victim was exiting the business and approaching her vehicle when the suspect approached her and snatched her purse from her arm. The suspect fled on foot east towards Call Street and was unable to be located. This suspect was a Whit male, 18-24 years of age. He was 5'5 to 5'7 feet in height and 150-160 pounds, wearing a green Polo shirt and blue jeans.

There were no serious injuries reported during any of these robberies. It is not known if these incidents are related. The investigation are ongoing.

The Tallahassee Police Department reminds citizens to be aware of their surroundings when walking to their vehicles after hours and to walk with friends and in well lit areas. If something or someone suspicious is observed, immediately call the police.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want you name just your information. You could be eligible for a cash reward.


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  • by willie B Location: tally on Mar 30, 2011 at 03:52 PM
    I'm going to take the class this weekend
  • by gg on Mar 30, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    anyone ever took the gun class at the Fair Ground,,Gun Show ,,,,do you get all you need there to get a permit ???
  • by unreal Location: leon on Mar 30, 2011 at 11:42 AM
    if you got any love ones working with money you better hug them evertime they leave for work in leon county.
  • by djm Location: tally on Mar 30, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    I have a present for them. S&W 38, right between the eyes.
  • by Ellis in Tallahassee on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    The rights to carry a gun are not the answer, because the criminal would have a gun too. People are becoming desperate for money and thus turning to robbery to get it. Loss of a job or a drug addiction will make ordinary people do crazy things. The community needs help along with individual care. Our economy created this, and it will be community to the rescue.
  • by Lip Cheese on Mar 29, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    Addendum to last comment...Tranquilizer darts, not bullets. capture the animals like on Nation Geographic and put them in a zoo.
  • by Lip Cheese on Mar 29, 2011 at 07:10 AM
    I still think snipers would cut down on crime. What is a "Mall Ninja"??
  • by Mike Location: Tallahassee on Mar 28, 2011 at 04:40 PM
    No JJ, it is because the citizens of Tallahassee choose to be victims. It really IS just as simple as that.
  • by john Location: waukeenah on Mar 28, 2011 at 03:59 PM
    why dont they put the red light cameras around all these places where the crimes take place
    • reply
      by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 at 08:34 PM in reply to john
      Good point...but the City of Tally Government would lose their new cash cow to collect MORE money from us. And they would rather spend the money on several more parks and pools instead of adequately funding the law enforcement, fire fighters, etc. Taxes from citizens are required, in the Federal Constitution, to go towards protection of the citizens. Even though it is the largest budget expenditure, they need to allocate more. Is it really true that Tallahassee has almost 50% more violent crimes than other comperable cities? How did we get here city elected officials?????
  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 at 03:36 PM
    "Professional Firearm Training" for the general public: Another BS scam for someone to make money on other peoples' fears. Tactical mall ninjas just love these classes. LOL
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 at 06:04 PM in reply to
      A six hour training class will put more knowledge in the minds of a new gun owner than a thug with a gun will ever have.
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