On July 22 around 5:23 p.m., Jackson police received a call of a robbery. An 81-year-old man had just entered the vestibule of Kroger at 941 N. Parkway when a man walked up behind him and put both hands in each of the victim's pockets. When the victim turned around, the man told him to "shut up" and not say anything. The man took the victim's wallet and ran away. The robber was described as a black male with a low hair cut and wearing a dark-colored, blue, pullover shirt.
About 20 minutes later, a dark-colored GMC Jimmy or Blazer pulled up at Highland Express at 2325 N. Highland. Two men entered the business and purchased two 18-packs of beer. One of the men presented the robbery victim's credit card while paying for the beer. The second man told the first that they needed more beer and put another pack on the counter. The clerk became suspicious and asked to see identification. The first man showed the clerk a U.S. passport that didn't match the name on the credit card. When the clerk questioned him further, he told the clerk that the credit card belonged to his father who was at Kroger.
The clerk voided the transaction and threatened to call police. The two men left the business in the GMC Jimmy or Blazer.
Suspect #1 was a black male wearing a white, tank top t-shirt. He had a low hair
cut and a cross tattooed on his left, upper arm.
Suspect # 2 was a black male wearing a black t-shirt and black pants. He was
very tall and had bushy hair
Anyone with information, please contact the Violent Crimes Unit at the Jackson
Police Department at 425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 424-8477 (TIPS).