Monday, July 31, 2023–11:00 a.m.
-Rome Police Department-
The Rome Police Department responded to a reported armed robbery in West Rome early Monday.
According to the incident report:
The clerk at Redmond Food Mart at 1389 Redmond Circle told officers that he had closed the store and was restocking the shelves when an older lady knocked at the door and asked to use the restroom.
He let the woman in but forgot to lock the door.
About five minutes later, a white male entered the store, produced a handgun, and demanded money.
The suspect took $2,300 in cash from the register and another drawer, along with two cell phones and a work tablet before leaving the store.
The robbery was caught on the security camera.
The phones and the tablet were recovered from a trash can at the store, and clothing matching the description of what the suspect was wearing was recovered from a vacant lot across the street from the store.