Walker County Sheriff John Mark Tirey said his office had intentionally withheld the information regarding the robbery during the early part of its investigation into the crime.
“We had several leads into the robbery, but we haven’t been able to come up with the suspects,” he said. “We need the public to look at their photographs and see if they can identify either of the two men.”
Tirey said the two men entered the Chevron around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29. Surveillance video from the store show the suspects are both white males. One of the men was wearing gray shorts, a gray athletic jersey and a blue and red ski mask. They other suspect was wearing black pants, a black, hooded sweatshirt with chains across it and a hockey mask similar to the ones worn by serial killer Jason in the “Friday the 13th” films. Both men also wore white gloves.
Tirey said the suspect wearing the hockey mask carried a shotgun and pointed it at the clerk. The suspect asked her to put the money in backpack being held by the other man. Once the money was inside the backpack, the duo fled the store by vehicle in an unknown direction.
“We are asking the public for any possible information on this case,” said Sgt. Randall Dockins, who is leading the investigation for the sheriff’s office. “I wouldn’t think many people would have a hockey mask like that or a jacket or sweatshirt that has chains across it. Maybe those items could help identify the suspects.”
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation should contact the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at 205-302-6464.