The Mobile Police Department reported six robberies during the week of Nov. 17-23, including a holdup of a convenience store and several robberies of individuals at gunpoint.
On Nov. 17, MPD officers responded to two robberies — the first at the 7000 block of Gloster Court around 4:35 p.m. There, a juvenile male reported an unknown black male armed with a handgun demanded his bookbag and tennis shoes. The second robbery occurred at the 1100 block of Springhill Avenue. The victim stated two unknown black male subjects, one armed with a knife, demanded cash. However, the victim refused to assist officers with additional information.
A robbery of an individual was reported at a Chevron located at 5575 U.S. Highway 90 at 4:30 a.m., Nov. 20. The victim said after accepting a ride from two unknown black males, one of the subjects armed himself with a knife and demanded cash.
Last Thursday, a robbery was reported at the Circle K located at 3251 Dauphin St. According to a cashier, two unknown black males, one armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded cash from the register. The cashier compiled and no injuries were reported.
Both suspects are described as black males in their late teens to early 20s, one around 5-feet, 8-inches and the other 5-feet, 5-inches. The were wearing all black and were seen fleeing east on foot towards Midtown Park West at approximately 2:50 a.m.
At publication time, no indication had been given from MPD that the robberies were related. Public Information Officer Terence Perkins said the department had “not made any recent robbery arrests.”
Suspect in 2011 murder convicted
According to records from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, a jury convicted Fred Lee Bryant, 32, of murder in a case dating to 2011. Vincent Tillman, 27, was murdered on Oct. 29, 2011 and Bryant was arrested 11 days later in connection with the crime. Bryant has a criminal records spanning back to 2000 and could face up to life in prison when he returns to court for sentencing Jan. 8.
Missing man found in Mississippi
After being reported missing for less than a day, Mobile resident George Lee Jordan, 82, was found by Mississippi Highway Patrol officers on Nov. 20. Jordan was reported to be disoriented but otherwise unharmed. Jordan suffers from dementia and was reported missing by his family from the Cottage Hill Road area on Nov. 19.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office made another bust thanks its highly successful MethText program. On Nov. 23, 65-year-old Johnnie Lovan Bolton of 4155 Lott Road was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. This particular case led to the arrest of four others on methamphetamine, child endangerment and theft charges.