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Armed robbery suspect possibly involved in multi-county crime spree

(SOURCE: Tipton County Sheriff's Office) (SOURCE: Tipton County Sheriff's Office)
(SOURCE: Tipton County Sheriff's Office) (SOURCE: Tipton County Sheriff's Office)
(SOURCE: Tipton County Sheriff's Office) (SOURCE: Tipton County Sheriff's Office)
TIPTON COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

Tipton County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man accused of robbing a Dollar Store and threatening employees with a gun.

According to the sheriff's department, Thursday night the man entered the Dollar Store in the 7000 block of Highway 14 South. 

After entering the store, he demanded money and showed employees that he had a gun.

The man is described as standing 5'6''-5'8'' tall and weighing approximately 140-150 lbs. He was wearing a maroon colored hoodie, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes. During the robbery, he was carrying a black backpack, handgun, and his face was partially covered.

The man is also believed to be responsible for similar crimes in Munford and Shelby County. The Tipton County Sheriff's Office, Munford Police, and Shelby County Sheriff's Office are working to determine if the same man is responsible for crimes that occurred  within their jurisdictions.

"We are very grateful that no one was injured during this robbery and we feel there may be other witnesses to this incident. We encourage witnesses or any other citizens to help us identify the suspect (s) involved in this violent criminal act," Tipton County Sheriff J.T. "Pancho" Chumley said. 

If you have any information on this individual or can help police identify him, call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300.

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