Armed Robbery of Terra Nova Wine & Spirits Store
On 8/25/2016 at approximately 10:40 AM, the Madison Police Department received a report of an armed robbery of the Terra Nova Wine and Spirits Store located at 1060 Highway 51 in Madison. Officers were immediately dispatched to the business and surrounding area.
The store clerk reported that a white male, approximately 20-30 years of age, wearing a white long sleeved shirt, with dark hair and a beard produced a small caliber handgun and demanded the money from the cash register be placed into a brown envelope that the suspect had placed on the counter. The clerk complied after which the suspect fled the store with the envelope and money. The suspect is believed to have fled the parking lot of the business in a dark colored, 4-door, smaller automobile proceeding north onto Highway 51. It is unknown if there were other occupants in the vehicle.
Officers searched the surrounding areas with the assistance of deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect and vehicle were not located.
There were no other persons in the store at the time of the robbery. The clerk was not injured. Investigators continue to process the crime scene and are attempting to review security camera footage from the surrounding area. Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Madison Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (601) 856-6111 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS(8477). Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest in this case may be eligible for a reward up to $2,500.
Kingfish note: The crime took place in MADISON and the suspect is WHITE.