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Police hope to use DNA evidence in armed robbery case

The suspect forced employees to the ground before making off with cash. (Source: security footage) The suspect forced employees to the ground before making off with cash. (Source: security footage)
MOULTON, AL (WAFF) -

Police hope surveillance video and some clothing left behind by the suspect can help solve an armed robbery. Moulton police said the thief took off his hat and a shirt covering his face and dumped them as he ran from the scene.

The robbery happened at the Dollar General on Court Street just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Video shows the thief, with his face concealed and armed with a knife, demanding cash from the employees. Once he got the money from the register, he ordered the women to the ground and then ran away.

Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter said police found a fuchsia-colored toboggan and the shirt the suspect held to his face about 100 yards from the Dollar General. Investigators believe if they get the suspect, forensics testing will help them prosecute.

"Sometimes… there would be hair, fibers, whatnot. But that's not always conclusive that's going to happen. However, the part he used to cover his face, where his mouth was at, where he was breathing, and he was getting saliva on that at the time he was wearing it. I'm real confident there will be DNA on that," McWhorter said.

Police ask those with information on the robbery to call the Moulton Police Department.

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