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Man robbed at gunpoint

Two suspects still sought by LaGrange police

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

LaGrange Police Cpl. Wendy Bryant and Chico try and track two suspects in an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon through a wooded area that leads from Brown Street out to Borton Street. LaGrange police were still searching for the two men Wednesday morning.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/12/web1_20151222_134617.jpegLaGrange Police Cpl. Wendy Bryant and Chico try and track two suspects in an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon through a wooded area that leads from Brown Street out to Borton Street. LaGrange police were still searching for the two men Wednesday morning.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGrange police block off the 500 block of Brown Street just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. A man walking to the store told officers he was robbed at gunpoint by two males, who then made him lay face down in the street before they took off on foot.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/12/web1_20151222_134401.jpegLaGrange police block off the 500 block of Brown Street just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. A man walking to the store told officers he was robbed at gunpoint by two males, who then made him lay face down in the street before they took off on foot.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGRANGE — The search continues for two suspects who reportedly robbed a male at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon while he was walking to the store in the 500 block of Brown Street near Smoot Street.

According to LaGrange Police Detective Jeremy Jones, the victim said two black males approached him just after 1 p.m. and asked him if he had change for a $20 bill.

The victim told Jones as he reached for his money, one of the males pulled out a pistol and demanded he give him his wallet and cash.

Jones said the suspects also stole the victim’s cellphone, then made the man lay on the ground before taking off down a path that led into some woods.

LaGrange police officers responded, cordoned off the area and brought in a K-9 unit and patrol officers on foot to try and track down the suspects.

Jones said the victim described the two males as being about 17 or 18 years old.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call Jones at 706-883-2633 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. People also may leave tips by messaging the LaGrange Police Department on its Facebook page, Facebook.com/lagrangepolicedept.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.