An Ingles employee was knocked down and robbed of $2,400 in gas receipts on Sunday, July 28.
According to Madison Police Department reports released on Friday, Aug. 12, the male employee told officers that at 9:55 p.m. he had driven to the store’s gas station to help a second Ingles employee close the gas station for the night.
When the two employees returned to Ingles, reports state, the male stated as he and the woman were walking into the entrance near the pharmacy, he observed a male approaching him from the side. The male employee said he greeted the man and continued walking but the man then “body checked” him. The collision caused the man to fall to the ground, causing abrasions and swelling on his right forearm.
The employee told officers that while he was on the ground, the suspect, who was dressed in a dark hoodie with the hood pulled up, wearing a face protection mask, grey sweatpants and gloves, grabbed a blue bank deposit bag that contained approximately $2,400 and keys to the gas station. The suspect was also described as a black male, approximately 5’8” with a slender build.
An officer noted he observed fresh footprints in a grass area leading around a chain link fence toward the Orchard Grove Apartment complex.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies, reports state, completed a search of the Micha Way and Orchard Grove area with negative results.