Man demands convenience store’s money, walks away with roll of bills, is arrested for robbery

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Mark F. Miller. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Mark F. Miller. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A Morrow man has been charged with robbery after demanding money from the store clerk at a gas station on Fayetteville’s west side. He was detained by officers a short distance from the store while walking along Ga. Highway 54 West.

Fayetteville officers on March 12 were dispatched to a reported robbery at the Circle K gas station on Hwy. 54 West at Ginger Cake Road.

The dispatcher described the alleged suspect as an older white male wearing a blue coat, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

Burdett said a Fayetteville police officer patrolling in the area observed a subject walking eastbound on Hwy. 54 West near Marquis Drive, fitting the description of the alleged suspect.

The officer stopped and detained the subject to conduct a brief investigation. The officer confirmed the subject he detained fit the description of the subject that robbed the Circle K gas station, Burdett added.

“The officer obtained the subject’s name and date of birth, a search was conducted and a roll of U.S. currency was found on his person. The subject was identified as Mark F. Miller, 59, of Morrow,” Burdett said.

Though Miller said the money was his, the complainant/store clerk told police that Miller demanded money from her, and she gave it to him, Burdett noted.

“Miller was returned to Circle K gas station, and the store clerk identified that he was the offender that robbed Circle K gas station,” Burdett said.

Miller was served with the criminal warrant for robbery in Fayette County Jail.

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  1. I suppose this is the reason that it is called ‘WALKING AROUND MONEY’ by those who know about these sorts of things. Sadly, I see a man who is being held captive by reason of his addiction to DRUGS and/or ALCOHOL. I hope that he is able to get the necessary treatment, counselling and help for his dependency on these LIFE STEALERS!