Clarksville investigators have asked the public’s help in catching a suspect, dubbed the “rock bandit,” after two stores were robbed in the area.
Sheriff's officials said the first incident happened on December 14 at 9 p.m. at a Dollar General Market on Ashland City Road.
A masked suspect was seen on video entering the store carrying a firearm and a rock. He used the rock to keep the automatic doors open while demanding money from the cashier.
The second robbery happened at 7:25 p.m. on December 17 at a Dollar General at on Highway 14. In that case, officials said he walked to the back of the store, found an employee, and forced her to the front at gunpoint.
He then forced her to open both registers and empty the money into a bag.
Authorities said he’s being called the “Rock Bandit” for his use of a rock as part of his escape plan. So far, he’s gotten away with $408.
Once caught the suspect would be charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and aggravated kidnapping.
Anyone with information was asked to call Geoff Blanchard at the 931-648-0611, ext. 13408. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS (8477) or click here.