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CVS Pharmacy robbed on Christmas Eve in Fayetteville, Georgia

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Most counties in Georgia have more than one law enforcement office; one for each of the various cities and the other for the county. However, they work in sync with one another.

The city of Fayetteville located in Georgia is responsible for any crimes committed in the city; where the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for crimes committed in the outlying county in general.

Chief Potts on the city police department states:

“On behalf of the dedicated and professional men and women of the Fayetteville Police Department, I welcome you to our website. This site was established as a source of information for our citizens, visitors, and others that we serve.

The Fayetteville Police Department is committed to excellence by providing professional law enforcement services in accordance with the law, while being sensitive to the needs of our community.”

For more information on the Fayetteville City Police check this link:

For information on the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Barry Babb’s statement to the county you might like to check this out to get a larger view of the various offices of law enforcement here in Fayette County, Georgia.

On any given day, crime happens. It happens in every city and every county in America. It is the duty of those sworn into office to protect the rights of its citizens. It is their duty to capture and bring to trial those who break the law.

It is the duty of all those living in the cities and counties to obey the law, not to obstruct law enforcement officers, and to help, (as their civic duty when possible), to help them in the carrying out of those duties.

Here in the county on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013, a robbery took place in the city of Fayetteville.

The police department has released a video photo of the suspect who entered a CVS Pharmacy at 480 North Glynn Street with his hand in his pocket claiming to have a weapon and told the cashier to give him the money from the register.

Lt. Mike Whitlow gives the time of the robbery as approximately 6:45 p.m.

The suspect is described as a white male in quite a get-up garb which consisted of a gray hooded sweat shirt, white T-shirt, a baseball cap with a blue bill, camouflage trousers along with blue tennis shoes; and of all things pink shoe strings.

If this was his regular attire for the day there is certainly someone out there who saw him and could possibly identify him. However, he may have shed these as soon as he escaped the store. Was he wearing pink shoe laces to honor someone with breast cancer, or did he steal the shoes as well?

The police believe that the suspect is still in the community and may also have had an accomplice. Both were assumed to be on foot.

One with an imagination could scratch their heads and wonder why such a robbery would take place on Christmas Eve. Was it his first offense, or was he overwrought with unemployment or other financial burdens?

Did he feel that committing a robbery that late on Christmas Eve was the only way to provide for his family’s Christmas – or is he just a regular everyday thug/robber who takes a chance at the very least of jail time; and worse - throwing caution to the wind where there was a possibility of someone being injured or killed.

Apparently no weapon was seen; but the implication of one it was quite right for the cashier to give up money which can be replaced rather than incite him to actually pull out and use a weapon.

Fayetteville Police and Fayette County deputies are still searching the area and are asking that anyone with information about this suspect to contact the Fayette County 911 Center at 770-461-4357.

Source: The

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