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Hunt is on for Save U Time robber

SoVaNow.com / August 27, 2014


Police are on the hunt for the man caught on video taking cigarettes and cash from the Save U Time convenience store in La Crosse this week.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins is asking anyone with information about the crime or who can identify the suspect, to please contact the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office at (434) 738-6171.

The break-in was discovered by a passerby who saw something amiss at the store earl Wednesday around 4:15 a.m., and called 911.

Cpl. Rusty Gordon said the suspect, described as a white male with short reddish blonde hair and a tattoo on his left arm, entered the store at 38842 Highway 58, La Crosse between midnight and 4:15 a.m. on Aug. 20.

He grabbed cartons of Newport, Marlboro, and Camel cigarettes, lighters, and an undetermined amount of cash before exiting the store.

The suspect drove away in a light silver- or tan-colored 4-door Honda Accord, which had no front license plate.

In other crime news, Deputy Mark Thomas is looking for the person or persons who took a 46” Cub Cadet riding mower from a house at 8315 Highway One in South Hill. The homeowner told Thomas that he last saw the mower around 11 a.m. on Aug. 20 when he left for a doctor’s appointment. He returned home around 6:30 p.m., and found the mower gone from his yard. He valued the mower at around $1,400.

Sheriff Bobby Hawkins asks that anyone with information regarding the Save U Time robbery suspect or the lawn mower theft contact the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 738-6171.

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