Sergeant Jeremy Taylor with the Cordele Police Department held a press conference Wednesday morning to talk about recent robberies in the city.
The three most recent happened at:
- Us Discount Store, 1310 South 7th Street
- G&N Food Mart, 416 West 16th Avenue
- Your Supermarket, 605 West 16th Avenue
Taylor says all of the businesses were entered with at least three black males, all with their faces covered by t-shirts or ski mask, and armed with a handgun in all situations.
To prevent more of these crimes, CPD has stepped up enforcement, canceled all scheduled classes to keep officers on the streets, and they're bringing in officers on their days off during peak times.
Taylor adds business owners need to not carry a large amount of cash, in store safes, do not engage suspects, be a good witness and take note of anything and everything.