Police: 2 rob store with hammer, cigarette

Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:59:13 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2014 11:53:17 AM EDT

Tabbatha Sturgill and Christopher Dowdy


A man and a woman robbed a Circle K convenience store Sunday night, armed with a hammer and a cigarette, according to Glynn County police.

Officers were called to the store at 4041 Community Road at about 11:30 p.m.

Police said the woman, 40-year-old Tabbatha Sturgill, was armed with a hammer and struck the counter several times before jumping over it, pulling the cash register up and throwing it back across the counter.

Police said the man, 39-year-old Christopher Dowdy, then entered the store and threw a cigarette at the clerk when the clerk tried to call the police.

The suspects fled the store in a black GMC pickup truck. The clerk was not injured.

Glynn County police officers immediately responded and posted a lookout for the vehicle and suspects. An officer later saw the truck parked in a wooded area on Habersham Street, less than two blocks from the store.

Police said it appeared as if the suspects had placed tree branches on the tailgate to try to hide the truck from the road.

An officer approached the truck and arrested the suspects. Police said they recovered the cash register, more than $200 that was stolen, and the hammer used in the assault.

Dowdy and Sturgill, both of Brunswick, are each charged with armed robbery.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus