MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for a number of robberies. The crimes are happening in less than a five-mile radius from a busy business corridor in Memphis.
Police took to social media, posting pictures and video of the serial robber.
His latest target was the Subway at Elmore Road and Summer Avenue Monday night. According to a police report obtained by Local 24, the suspect went inside the business and asked for three cookies. That's when he told the cashier to, "give me the money."
Police said the suspect raised his shirt, showing a black gun tucked into his pants.
"If he's got a gun and he's robbing people, it's a threat to everybody," said Subway customer Justin King. "It's a danger to everybody. It's not good."
The same suspect is accused of committing three other robberies in the area. Each time he was caught on camera wearing a similar outfit.
During a robbery at Family Dollar on Kirby Whitten Road, witnesses saw the suspect pretending to buy a soda. Police reports indicate he showed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.
On June 14th, the suspect walked into Honey Bee's Hair and Beauty Bar. The owner, who asked not to be identified, told Local 24 she was concerned for the safety of her customers and complied with the suspect's demands.
She told police she handed the suspect money from her purse. He left with roughly $1,000 and was seen getting into a gray pickup truck. He was wearing a black hat, purple button-down shirt, blue jeans, and what appeared to be white gauze hiding a neck tattoo.
"I hope he gets caught," said Justin King. "If you're on a level where you're ready to rob somebody, what's the next step? I mean, how far over the edge are you going to go? I'm just glad every body's okay."
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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