MUSCLE SHOALS — A man is in custody in connection with the robberies of three local businesses this weekend.
Authorities have not identified the man since formal charges have not been issued.
The suspect was brought into custody shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Investigators said they will speak with the Colbert County District Attorney’s Office, possibly as early as today, to determine formal charges.
Muscle Shoals police also have been in contact with Sheffield police regarding the suspect’s possible connection to the robbery Saturday night of the Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant on Hatch Boulevard in
Investigators said the suspect matches the description given by witnesses to the Muscle Shoals robberies. The robber wore different clothes in each of the robberies, but the physical descriptions were the same.
No one was injured in any of the robberies.
According to reports, the man indicated by his actions during the robberies that he had a weapon. Police said he kept a hand inside his jacket or shirt and gave the impression he had a gun.
The first robbery was shortly
after 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Jack’s Restaurant on Woodward Avenue, police said. The man drove to the drive-thru window and ordered the cashier to give him money.
About 5:45 a.m. Saturday, a man walked into the Quick Stop convenience store on Alabama 20 and robbed the cashier, police said. Sweet Pepper’s Deli Restaurant on Avalon Avenue was robbed just after 3 p.m.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call police at 256-383-6746 or Crime Stoppers at 256-386-8685.
Bernie Delinski can be reached at 256-740-5739.