Detailed description leads to quick robbery arrest - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Detailed description leads to quick robbery arrest

Posted: Updated:
Acklin is charged with first-degree robbery. Acklin is charged with first-degree robbery.

Police credit a thorough description from a robbery victim for the suspect's quick capture.

Huntsville Police responded to an armed robbery at the Conoco gas station on the 5600 block of Highway 431 South Tuesday night. The store manager provided a detailed description of the suspect to investigators.

Officers quickly located a suspect matching the manager's description and interviewed him. 55-year-old Matthew Grant Acklin was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.

No injury was reported during the robbery. The case remains under investigation.

Remember, when breaking news happens, we break it first online, by email, and by text. If you want to receive our breaking news alerts by text, pull out your phone right now and text NEWS to 44848. Message and data rates may apply. You can text STOP at any time to cancel your subscription, text HELP for more information, or call 877-571-0774 for support.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.