Tyrone was the scene of two late evening armed robberies on Nov. 26 and 27. One robbery occurred at the Dollar General store on Senoia Road, with the other at the nearby Shell station. There were no injuries during the robberies.
Tyrone Police Department spokesman Philip Nelson said on Nov. 26 at approximately 9:42 p.m., a black male subject described as 6 feet tall, “slim” and wearing a mask entered Dollar General. He produced a revolver and demanded cash from the register.
Nelson said no one was injured in this incident, adding that employees were not able to provide a vehicle description or direction of travel.
On Nov. 27 at approximately 8:38 p.m., a black male subject described as approx. 6 feet, 2 inches and and weighing 220-240 pounds entered the nearby Shell station and produced a small pistol, then demanded cash from the clerk.
Nelson said the man was wearing a mask, gloves and a black hoodie. The man fled on foot.
No one was injured in this incident, said Nelson.
“Based on available evidence, the incidents appear to involve different suspects,” said Nelson.
Nelson said these incidents are good reminders that crime can occur anywhere, so please be vigilant while out and about and please contact police immediately at 770-461-HELP or 911 if you see anything suspicious anywhere in town.