Arrest made in armed robbery of Madison store manager
MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Madison police say an arrest has been made and more are pending in connection with the armed robbery of a restaurant manager Thursday morning.
Gabriel D. Robertson, 22, of Madison, is being held in the Madison County Detention Center with no bond. Madison police officers, Madison County deputies and members of the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force arrested Robertson Friday at 6 p.m.
Madison police say the shift manager of the Burger King at 1874 Main St., was robbed at gunpoint in a bank parking lot. Officers responded to the Regions Bank on Webster Circle just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Police say the victim was in her vehicle in the bank parking lot and was about to deposit money from the restaurant. The victim reportedly told police a teenager approached the driver's side of her vehicle, displayed a small handgun and demanded the deposit money. The victim said she complied with the request and the suspect fled on foot.
"The victim actually called it in. She went back to the Burger King and called it in from there, and we had units respond to there and the bank," said Assistant Police Chief Robbie Sanders.
Officers with multiple agencies searched the surrounding area for the suspect. The principal of Madison Central High School, which is near the bank, temporarily placed the school under a security alert.
Police say the exact amount of the money taken is still being determined.
Investigators are reviewing surveillance video of the area and asking any possible witnesses to come forward.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 16 to 17 years old, thin build, tall and wearing a black t-shirt and gray hooded sweatshirt.
The same Burger King was robbed in 2011. Police arrested a Burger King Manager, her brother and another teen after they found out it was an inside job.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Madison Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 601-856-6111.
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