Crime Stoppers: Armed-robbery suspect wears plastic blue skull mask
It was a terrifying end to an evenings’ work for the clerks at Little Caesars, but they did exactly as they were instructed and escaped injury. This bad guy, though, is reckless. He practices no trigger discipline and apparently cares little about anyone's safety. So, look closely at our surveillance video.
"Our hope is that we can stop this suspect now before he progresses further and possibly harm someone," said Chattanooga Police Officer Rob Simmons.
We have reward cash if you can tell us who he is.
Security cameras pick up the crime Friday night at the Lee Highway Little Caesars in Ooltewah.
"The suspect ran in through the rear entrance just as the business was closing," Off. Simmons explained. "He pointed his semi-automatic handgun at the victims, right at their heads and their backs, and ordered them to get money, of course."
The images confirm, this guy will be hard to track down.
"He took elaborate measures to cover himself and conceal his identity from the cameras," said Simmons. "However, we do know he was a male, he was about 5'8" tall, weighs about 115 or 160 pounds, wearing a black hoodie, a face mask, and blue jeans with black tennis shoes."
Those shoes were Air Jordans. We mention that detail because you never know what might click for someone.
"It's almost impossible to identify someone that looks like that," Off. Simmons admitted. "Maybe someone can recognize the clothing that he's wearing or his specific gait; the way he was walking."
If you do, we have up to $1,000 reward, no questions asked. His arrest could solve this robbery and others, but more importantly, in getting him off the street, you may save a life.
"There's always a danger when someone's using a gun. Especially in this case, the suspect's finger was on the trigger. If he were to accidentally get scared, trip and fall, he could discharge that weapon and hurt someone."
There cannot be too many hard-plastic, blue, reflective, skull face masks out there. Have you seen one?
This guy is a thief, he is dangerous, and he will never know you called Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
Again, we have up to $1,000 for your good tip and we will never ask your name or who you are.
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