As of Friday morning, detectives still have not made any arrests or identified the suspects in an armed robbery at Cartersville Jewelry Exchange on Nov. 22 or a similar incident at a Shell gas station near downtown Nov. 12, said Pacer Cordry, spokesman for the Canton Police Department.
Detectives believe both stores were robbed at gun point by two black man wearing hoodie sweatshirts, but Cordry said it isn’t clear if the two incidents are connected.
“They haven’t ruled it out,” he said.
Cordry said detectives still have little to go on in the gas station robbery, primarily because there was no working video camera at the store and the limited description of the suspects given by the victim. Police said at the time of the incident that the two black men, one in a blue hoodie and the other in a black hoodie, confronted the store owner’s wife with a handgun and made her hand over a bank deposit bag.
The robbery at the jewelry store, though, has given police more information, with several witness accounts and a surveillance tape which shows two suspects storming into the store and making employees get down on the floor.
In the video released by Canton Police on Tuesday, one suspect is shown pointing a handgun at employees as his accomplice bashes two glass cases with a hammer.
The incident appears to have been quick, with less than a minute passing between the time when the first employee is shown lying on the floor and the men appear to leave the shop.
Even though the video details the events of the robbery clearly, the suspects’ faces aren’t shown, and Cordry said it so far hasn’t helped detectives all that much.
But police are hopeful that someone may recognize something like clothing or the mannerisms of the suspects, Cordry said.
The suspects in the jewelry store robbery are described as two black men both about 6 feet tall.
One of them was of medium build and wore dark jeans, tan boots and a red hoodie sweatshirt, police said. The other man wore a dark hoodie sweatshirt with white stripes along the arms and dark pants and shoes.
Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call the Canton Police Department.