Crime Stoppers: Robbers steal beer and entire cash drawer

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) –
In cases like this, when the pictures are clear and take was relatively insignificant as compared to the fear this duo induced and the penalty they will ultimately pay, you have to ask: was it worth it?

 

 

That is what the two men did. In the wee hours of a Friday morning last month at an East Brainerd road convenience store.

“We believe the suspects knew exactly what they were going to do,” Miller continued. “There was a plan prior to them entering the store.”

Once they got inside, they headed for the beer cooler, then to the checkout counter.

“When the clerk asked for their ID, they immediately told the clerk to get out of the way and basically pushed him out of the way so they could get to the cash themselves,” Miller said. “Not only did they take the cash in the cash register, they took the cash drawer with them and their adult beverages.”

They sped away in a black Ford Focus that was possibly a 2004 model. The surveillance photos are pretty good.

“Both suspects that you’ll see in the pictures are black males that are about 200 pounds, approximately 6 feet tall, and both of them wearing hoodies and some kind of hat,” Sgt. Miller said. “But, you can see their face.”

If you know one or both of them, you have already recognized them and you could be just one step away from up to $1,000. We will never ask your name, so they will never know you helped investigators.

If you have good information, you just need the Crime Stoppers number: 698-3333

That line is manned 24/7/365, and we will never ask for your name.

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Crime Stoppers: Credit cards stolen from hiker’s vehicle in Hixson

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) –
The middle of a workday, one would think there would be no problem parking your car and going for a hike. Turns out, the criminals are lurking, even then. While they might have gotten away with a purse, they could not use its contents in anonymity. That gives us pictures that could lead you to up to $1,000 Crime Stoppers cash.
“If you know that you’re going hiking, maybe don’t take valuables with you,” Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller said, “but, if you do, then try to hide them so they’re not in plain sight.”
It is an important admonition. This week’s victim had parked at a trail head in Hixson just before noon.
“When she returned from her hike, she noticed someone had broken into her vehicle…at lunchtime on a Monday! “Right,” said Sgt. Miller. “We see these types of crimes at anytime of the day, so no matter if it’s morning or afternoon or at night, always take your valuables with you or hide them.”
The victim’s purse was gone and store surveillance pictures show the bad ‘gals,’ in this case, got to work, quickly.
“The suspects used those credit cards and debit cards at multiple stores on Highway 153 and Highway 58,” Miller explained. “There’s three different suspects. The main suspect that we see entering multiple stores is a black female is wearing a black and pink jacket. The second is a black female that is wearing a black and white jacket. The third suspect is not as visible as the other two.”
Their vehicle may help you connect the dots.
“They’re driving a white Acura SUV,” continued Miller. “Looks like a newer model Acura SUV, so that may be a clue to tell you who the suspect is.”
Theft may not be this trio’s side hustle, but more like a full-time gig. That means your good tip could earn you honest cash and put an end to their daily criminal routine.
“You could solve multiple crimes in multiple agencies,” said Sgt. Miller. “So, we want you to call and provide information to the investigators so we can stop these people from doing what they’re doing throughout our entire community.”
If you recognize one or any members of this trio, what they are wearing, or know where they park or drive that SUV.
Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
Up to $1,000 is on the table. That number is manned 24/7 and no one will ever ask who you are.

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Crime Stoppers: Cachet Peterson Southside murder

Cachet Peterson was shot and killed on Chattanooga’s popular Southside two weekends ago and so far, there’s no suspect, no motive and no weapon.
“Cachet was a 21-year-old local student, very active in the community and she had a very vibrant future,” said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller.

 

You never know what bit of information will help lead to justice for Cachet. So, call in with anything you know.
423-698-3333 is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we will never ask who you are. You will be assigned a case number you will use, even if you earn reward cash.

 

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Crime Stoppers: 2014 Murder of Charles Jones

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) –

Just over four years ago, Charles Jones was shot and killed on Fagan Street. It was the middle of a Saturday afternoon.

“And we know that a bunch people know about this incident,” Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller said. “There were several people that were outside, and we probably know that the suspects have been talking to people.”

Witnesses and residents have provided some information, but there is just not yet enough to make an arrest.

Channel 3 has reported in the past how a “no-snitch culture” is letting this killer walk free. This is where a call to Crime Stoppers could be the answer. The people you will talk to are not local, and the line is manned 24-7.

 

“We never ask for your name, and we never need to know your name because we give you an ID number,” Sgt. Miller explained. “And whenever you call back to provide additional details or whenever you’re picking up your reward cash, you only use that ID number.”

You do not have to know the killer to help. Maybe you have heard something second or third hand, or perhaps you know something about the weapon. Get investigators headed in the right direction.

“There’s a possibility that multiple people are involved in this, and what we know is, if one person knows, it’s no longer a secret,” Miller said. “So, we know these suspects that are involved have been talking and have told people and, guess what? They called the police department. We just need a little bit more information.”

Charles Jones was 24-years old, a son and a father, himself.

If you have any information about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333.

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Crime Stoppers: Armed Robbery in Red Bank

Our pictures of a bad guy pulling a gun during a robbery may help round him up. “This guy may not even be from here,” explained Detective Sgt. Steve Hoke of the Red Bank Police Department. “He could be from Chattanooga, he could be conducting more robberies in other locations, in other cities.”

This one, though, happened on a January evening on Dayton Boulevard. “He came into the Shell station and he hung out for a few minutes,” Sgt. Hope continued. “You know, he got a couple of tallboys and he got a six pack and he hung around. And, I guess, when there was a lull in the people coming in and out, he pulled a gun.”

We have up to $1,000 reward for your good tip. The detective added, “If the people want to do it for the money, let them do it for the money. But, let’s get him off the street because somebody could get hurt and that’s the last thing that we need.”

If you put the clues together and think you know who this guy is, call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333 is the number.

That line is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we will never ask your name or who you are.

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