Police: Third Sonic Carhop Robbed at Gunpoint
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — For the third time in less than a week, another Sonic carhop was robbed at gunpoint, according to Brownsville Police. On Monday around 8:50 p.m., officers responded to an aggravated robbery at a Sonic Drive-In in Brownsville. According to police, the suspect approached the carhop with a weapon described as a small black semi-auto pistol. The suspect then ran south then east from scene A witness said he saw a person matching the suspect description get into a small gray car a leave heading east. The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, 5’5″ with a thin build and braids pulled up in a pony tail. According to Brownsville Capt. Chuck Willis, he was wearing a navy blue or black hoodie, black pants and black shoes with yellow or bright green laces. This is the third reported armed robbery of its type in West Tennessee. Two others happened in Jackson. On April 24, a carhop at the Sonic on N. Highland was reportedly robbed at gunpoint at 7:35 p.m. The suspect in that crime was described as a dark-skinned male about 5’5″ and weighed between 170 and 180 pounds. A witness said the suspect had shoulder length dreads or braids. More recently on Monday, a carhop at the Sonic on University Avenue was reportedly robbed at gunpoint around 4:50 p.m. Police say the suspect in this crime was described as a black male in his late teens, wearing a faded-blue hoodie and gray shorts. The suspect had either cornrows or braided-style hair that was pulled back into a ponytail, according to witnesses. Jackson police have said the two Jackson robberies may be related, but have not commented on the Brownsville robbery. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department’s Major Crimes Bureau at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). Submit a cyber tip at jmcrimestoppers.org and click on “web tips”.