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Pharmacy Truck Robbery Investigation Continues

By: Erika Kurre
By: Erika Kurre

Last Thanksgiving, three people were robbed at gunpoint and one was beaten over the head during pharmacy truck robbery. A year later, authorities have received several tips, but are asking for more information.

November 23rd, 2005 around 5 a.m., Jesse Brown was unloading crates of medications from his truck at SGI Transport in Dale County, when he and two of his co-workers were robbed at gunpoint.

"There was approximately a quarter of a million dollars worth of pharmaceutical items in the truck that were taken in the robbery," said Sgt. Barry Turcker of Alabama Bureau of Investigation,

The robbers escaped in the truck.

Then hours later, the truck was found empty on Headstrom Road.

Authorities believe the suspects could have dropped off the stolen goods at an apartment complex somewhere on the east side of Dothan.

Authorities don't yet know which apartment complex it was, but they do believe anyone in that place could have seen a white truck and people unloading it."

At the time, the victims described the robbers as three men wearing ski masks.

They were all young, ranging in age from 20 to 35 years old and at least one of the men was African American.

During the incident, one of the employees tried to get the shotgun but the robber ended up beating him over the head with it instead.

The victim died about a week later, and authorities believe it could be the result of the beating.

If so, the suspects could face robbery, assault and capital murder charges.

Authorities believe the suspects may have had inside contacts at SGI Transport.

Anyone with information should call 983-5614 or State Troopers at 983-4587.

You can also call any other local agency.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in the case.


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