Police: Man uses tree limb to rob store

Booking photo from Dothan City Jail.
Booking photo from Dothan City Jail.(WTVY News 4)
Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 9:40 AM CST
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A man used a small tree limb to hold up a Dothan convenience store late Tuesday night, police claim.

Officers arrested 31-year old Derrick Gibson a few minutes later and charged with him robbery.

“He put that stick (limb) in the pocket of his clothing making it look like he had a gun and then threatened the store clerk,” Dothan Police Lt. Doug Magill told WTVY.

Gibson, Magill said, then ran from the scene though officers apprehended him a short time later.

That holdup occurred at the Circle K store located at the intersection of Ross Clark Circle and Headland Avenue.

Gibson was booked in the Houston County Jail and held on $50,000 bond

(This story updated at 12:53 p.m. to reflect no cash was taken in the holdup.)

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