Two suspects sought in store robbery

by Wes Mayer


Around 9:30 p.m., two suspects entered the store with handguns. One, bottom left, approached the clerk and demanded money from both the register and customers. 

A grocery and convenience store on Turkey Creek Road east of Newnan was robbed by two men late Wednesday.

Around 9:30 p.m., two suspects entered Carniceria Del Valle, 34 Turkey Creek Road, armed with handguns and demanded money from the cash register as well as the wallets from the clerk and three customers in the store, said Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Lt. John Lewis.

One suspect approached the register and the other stayed by the door, Lewis said. The two suspects were described as black males wearing dark blue/gray and black-hooded sweatshirts and masks covering their lower faces.

As the two suspects were leaving the store, a family member of the store’s owner was pulling in, recognized them as fleeing robbers and attempted to pursue them east on Poplar Road, Lewis said. When the suspects realized they were being followed, they shot at the driver and hit the vehicle twice, once in the front windshield. The family member then stopped the pursuit.

Nobody was injured during the robbery, and Coweta investigators are currently following leads with the information provided by the victims.

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