The Jackson Police Department's Major Crimes Bureau is investigating aggravated armed robberies, one which occurred Sunday night and the other which occurred early Monday morning, according to a Monday afternoon news release from the department.
Police said at 9:43 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the North Highland Express, located at 2652 North Highland Ave. Employees told officers that two male suspects entered the store armed with handguns and demanded money. The pair left the store after taking an undetermined amount of cash.
Both suspects were described as black males, between 18 and 20 years old, thin build and between 5 feet and 5 inches and 5 feet and 7 inches tall. One suspect wore a black hooded sweatshirt while the other suspect wore a gray hooded sweatshirt.
A witness told police that the suspects left the scene in a dark Toyota Camry, with TN license plate J19-33Y. This vehicle was last seen in the area of Old Medina Road and I-40.
In the second incident, police said around 12:40 a.m., Monday, officers responded to a robbery at Applebee's, located at 155 Stonebrook Place. Employees told officers that two male suspects, armed with handguns, entered the restaurant wearing dark clothing and bandanas and took cash.
Police said both suspects were described as black males, between 5 feet to 8 inches to 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighing 150 to 180 pounds. The suspects were believed to have left the scene in a dark colored four door vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding these robberies is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Major Crimes Bureau at 731-425-8400 or contact Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). To submit a cyber tip go to jmcrimestoppers.org and click on web tips.