MOULTRIE -- Gunmen entered Oxley's supermarket, 17 Eighth Ave. N.E., just after a deposit was put into the store safe Thursday and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

James Oxley said three men in ski masks entered the store about 9 p.m. One with a shotgun guarded the store entrance while the other two approached him at the safe. One of those two pointed a handgun at him, Oxley said, and he backed away from the safe. One of the men had brought a bag and put cash from the safe into it, and all three fled the scene on foot.

Investigators took the store security tapes along with a pair of latex gloves left outside the scene, believed worn by a suspect during the robbery.

All three robbers were described as black males, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, and weighing 150 to 175 pounds.

Other incidents

A Moultrie woman sought treatment at Colquitt Regional Medical Center Thursday in connection with injuries she suffered in a Tuesday assault.

Rebecca Ann Smith, 43, was treated for a 4-inch-wide cut to her head that had become infected, Moultrie police said. She was not admitted to the hospital.

Smith told officers she was visiting friends on Fourth Avenue Northwest Tuesday afternoon when she was attacked by a 15-year-old girl that she did not know. The teen struck her with a bottle and then ran away, she said.

Smith told police she stayed at her home until Thursday afternoon, when the wound's pain became difficult to bear and she went to the emergency room.

Employees of Citi Trends, 6 S. Main St., reported four women took an undisclosed amount of clothing Thursday and fled the scene in a silver Toyota Camry. A tag number from the vehicle was provided to police.

Franklin Sutton told Colquitt County sheriff's deputies that someone entered his storage shed on Highway 37 East and stole a computer desk, computer software, several windows and doors, bales of insulation, a variety of tools, a laser level and a 5,000 BTU air conditioner.

Sutton told deputies he rode by his property and saw the door on the shed open. Sutton said he suspects the thefts happened over a period of time, since so many items were taken.

At the same location, a storage shed leased by Vickie Miller was also entered. Several items were taken from it as well.

Sutton said he is offering a reward for information lending to the arrest of the offender.

Judy Rehberg, 222 Pierce Road, reported that someone took her purse, containing $1,000 cash and several bottles of prescription medicines, Thursday afternoon.


A 14-year-old boy was charged with theft by shoplifting Thursday after employees of Wal-Mart saw the suspect take a bottle of orange juice and a bag of chips. The 14-year-old was arrested for allegedly consuming the products without paying for them, Moultrie police said, but a 15-year-old boy involved in the incident fled the scene.

James Williams, 18, 288 Foxthick Road, was charged Thursday with theft by shoplifting.

A 16-year-old female was charged Thursday with being an unruly child.

A 15-year-old was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting at Wal-Mart. He was also banished from the store.

Delacy Rushing Jr., 24, 253 Pavo Road, was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct (family violence).

Darrell Daniel Jordan, 17, 2528 Jacqueline Circle, was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct (family violence).

Anna Marie Chitty, 32, 828 Causey Road, was charged Friday with driving under the influence (third offense) and obedience to traffic-control devices required.

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