What to do if You're Being Robbed

By: Muriel Bailey Email
By: Muriel Bailey Email

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DOTHAN-Early Monday morning around 3 a.m. Dothan police responded to a firearm assault at the GSPOT night club.

"Three men where standing around talking to one another there at the club when they were approached by three suspects," said Sergeant Rachel David.

According to police one of the suspects asked to borrow one of the victim's cell phone.

"When that request was denied he did present a handgun and demanded a wallet from one of the victims," said David.

Police say the victim refused to give up his wallet and was shot in the hand.

Another one of the three men was shot in the shin while trying to run away.

"Fortunately in this case none of the injuries were life threatening," said David.

Separate from that incident, police have arrested two men connected to a robbery that happened Tuesday in the 300 block of Jeff Street.

24-year-old Steven Thomas Reynolds and 26-year-old Marseille Deshawn Lawton are both charged with first degree robbery.

Criminal investigator John Crawford says there are some things you should do if you're being robbed.

"Do what they're told to do, pay attention to their surroundings and take good visual details of the person that's robbing them, hopefully that'll help with the description so they can be caught at a later time," said Criminal Investigator John Crawford.

Crawford says what you do after a robbery is also important.

"Take a look to see if they see anybody running, get as much visual detail as they can of anybody that may be moving or leaving any vehicle descriptions, immediately lock your door if you're a business, make sure that no-one can come in or out to disturb the crime scene and immediately call law enforcement," said Crawford.

Police say they still need the public's help in identifying and locating the suspects from the nightclub shooting this morning.

The suspects are described as three black males, about 5'7 and 160 pounds.

The armed suspect has a goatee and was wearing a durag and an LA Raiders cap at the time.

If you have any information that could help in this case, call either Dothan police or Crimestoppers 334-793-7000.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 at 09:37 PM
    No# 1- When you are being robbed you scream real loud and faint.No.# 2- Carry a piece of brick in your purse then hit the robber in the face with it.No# 3-Carry a fake purse with cat dooty in it and give the robber the purse he has demanded.No# 4- When you see that this is a robbery, say oh Sh*t and run like h*ll.
  • by Rick on Oct 10, 2011 at 05:30 PM
    If you are armed shoot the robber in the face...twice.
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