Two armed men rob gas station on Hwy. 31 South

Published 5:36 am Monday, November 8, 2004

By By ANNA M. LEE Managing Editor
This Tuesday night, Brewton Police responded to a call from Spudd's #2 on Highway 31 South, minutes after the gas station was robbed by two black males carrying pistols.
According to Chief David Lovelace, the robbers were described as being between the ages of 18 and 24, and about five feet, 10 inches tall. Both were wearing dark clothes and had white bandannas covering their faces. One of the men was also wearing glasses, Lovelace said.
The gas station clerk on duty during the robbery said each of the men had a semi-automatic pistol, one black and one silver.
The men came into the station and demanded money from the clerk. Once the clerk placed the money on the counter, the men took it and left the store, proceeding on foot between Spudd's and Bondurant Lumber Company toward Alco Drive, Lovelace said.
Currently, Brewton Police have no leads in the case. Though the gas station has a security camera, the camera was not working at the time of the robbery.
The Spudd's robbery occurred just one week after a robbery at GoCo 117 on Persimmon Street in Brewton, but Lovelace does not think the incidents are related. The GoCo was robbed by one black male carrying a razor-like weapon.
About two weeks ago, an East Brewton service station was robbed at gunpoint by two black males.
Susie Allen, the clerk on duty at the S&J Quickmart when it was robbed, said that two black males bought gas, and then one robbed her at gunpoint. After she handed over the cash, the robber shut her in a back storage room of the station.
According to Lovelace, there may be a relationship between that robbery and the robbery of Spudd's on Tuesday night.