GBI takes warrants in Tift County convenience store murder

On Monday, July 30, at approximately 3:25 p.m., the Tift County Sheriff's Office requested the GBI to assist in a death investigation at the Eldorado Food Mart on Highway 41, in Tift County, where Perveeze, store owner, was killed during a robbery. / MGN Online & GBI

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that warrants were taken for three people who are believed to be connected to the July 30 death investigation of 55-year-old Akhtar Perveez.

21-year-old Caleb Day is wanted for armed robbery and felony murder and 21-year-old Nathaniel Day and 21-year-old Alexis Naomi McCrary are wanted for armed robbery and party to the crime of a felony murder.

On Monday, July 30, at approximately 3:25 p.m., the Tift County Sheriff's Office requested the GBI to assist in a death investigation at the Eldorado Food Mart on Highway 41, in Tift County, where Perveeze, store owner, was killed during a robbery. A GBI Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide by gunshot wound.

Investigators followed leads obtained during this investigation that led them to Caleb Day, Nathaniel Day, and Alexis McCrary. Nathaniel Day is currently incarcerated at the Ben Hill County Jail for unrelated charges. Caleb Day and Alexis McCrary remain at large. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact the GBI at 229-777-2080 or the Tift County Sheriff’s Office at 229-388-6021.

This joint investigation remains active and ongoing.

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