The Selmer store became the latest to be hit on June 30. Two Walmarts in Jackson, Tenn., one in Booneville and a Collierville, Tenn., location make up more than 10 supercenters robbed by the same suspect.
“We think he could be a former employee,” said Selmer Police Department Investigator Roger Rickman.
Rickman said the suspect is believed to have used a generic key given to employees to open registers in some of the robberies. After keys were changed, he started using a hammer.
“It’s definitely the same guy who robbed the Jackson stores,” said the investigator.
In the Selmer robbery, the suspect arrived at the store at 12:24 p.m. on a Sunday in a gold colored car. As he enters the store, the suspect covers his face and precedes to walk around all of the registers.
“He goes to an outlying register and then by electronics before going to the hardware department to get a hammer,” said Rickman.
Once he has the hammer, the man heads back to electronics, pacing the area until associates go to a different part of the store. Once no one is around, he uses the hammer to open the register and take the money.
“He didn’t get a lot of money,” said Rickman. “He does more than damage to the register than anything else.”
During the Selmer robbery, the man leaves the store though the regular exit once he has broken into the register.
Anyone who recognizes or knows the suspect should call the Selmer P.D. at 731-645-7906.