Brownsville police search for armed robbery suspects

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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — The search is on for two men who robbed a Brownsville gas station at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. Police say the two knew what they wanted and had likely cased the place before. It all happened at the Brownsville express just after 5 a.m. Police say two men walked in with their faces covered with a mask and a T-shirt. “One was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. The other subject was toting a duffel bag,” Brownsville Assistant Police Chief Kelvin Evans said. Evans says they jumped the counter and began stuffing the bag with cash. “Most of the time in some of your robberies, you might have some of the suspects route the area and look and kind of canvass the store before they even do the crime,” Evans said. Police say it most likely was done by someone who already had been inside. “It’s probably somebody that has been in and outside this store, maybe know where cash is being kept or maybe knows one of the clerks that works there,” Evans said. “It may be one of those crimes of opportunity.” Police say the suspects got away with close to $600 in cash and some cigarettes. Police still don’t know whether the men took off on foot or in a getaway car, but with the public’s help, police say that could change. “Any little hint or any little description, even direction if these guys ran through the doors or ran through the woods or got in a car — any type of little information will help point us in the direction we need to go,” Evans said.

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