MOULTRIE -- An employee of Domino's Pizza on South Main Street was robbed at gunpoint of $1 early Thursday morning.

Eddie Shropshire reported the incident to police after the unknown person fled on foot from the scene. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate him.

Police reports said Shropshire was pressure-cleaning filters behind the restaurant at 1:05 a.m. Thursday when he was approached by the unknown man. The man asked Shropshire for a cigarette before he went back to washing the filters.

Shortly after restarting the washing, reports said the unknown person came up behind Shropshire with a small gun or pistol. The gun was believed to be a .25- or .380-caliber handgun.

The man demanded all of Shropshire's money or he would "cap him," reports said. Shropshire told the person he only had a dollar, but he gave up his wallet.

Reports said the unknown person took the dollar and threw the wallet back at Shropshire. The person stated he should "pop him anyway" because Shropshire did not have more money.

Shropshire was told to go back inside the restaurant, and reports said the gunman ran away from the building. He was described as a dark-skinned black male between 18 and 25 years old. He was between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall and weighed between 175 and 190 pounds.


- Diane Fleming, 41, of 222 Sixth St. S.W., was charged Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance, obstruction, furnishing false information to police and two counts of probation violation.

- A 15-year-old girl was charged Wednesday with being a runaway.

- Tyrone Jermaine King, 17, of 433 Serena Drive in Norman Park, was charged Wednesday with stalking.

- Kathy Elaine Stephens, 47, of 602 Faine St. in Doerun, was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting, theft by taking and obstruction.

Other Incidents

- Chris Walden, of 13th Street Southwest, reported a female acquaintance stole his Navy Federal Credit Union debit card and a U.S. Marine Corps ring between 1:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. The value of the stolen ring was approximately $100, and the card had been used unsuccessfully six times to acquire funds.

- Denise Horton, of South Veterans Parkway, reported an unknown person poured flour into the gas tank of her Chevrolet Cavalier between Tuesday and 5:48 p.m. Wednesday. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $500.

- Diana Ferrer reported an unknown person stole her Gucci billfold, containing $13 cash and her driver's license, from her purse at Heritage Embroidery on First Street Southeast between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The total value of the stolen items was $218.

- April Westberry reported an unknown person stole a shih tzu puppy from the Moultrie Pet Store Tuesday. The value of the stolen puppy was $425.

- Patricia Scott, of Fourth Avenue Southwest, reported an unknown person threw a brick through the driver's side window of her Cadillac Deville Wednesday. Damage to the vehicle was approximately $250.

- Thomas Pate Sr., of Country Drive, reported an unknown person stole a Dewalt Sawdog 7 1/4 cordless saw, a Dewalt Sawdog 7 1/4 saw, a Dewalt 19-volt cordless drill, a socket wrench and socket set and a flat bar Saturday. The total value of the stolen items was $800.

- Theresa Araujo, of Sylvester Highway, reported an unknown person stole her son's Next bicycle from her property between 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The value of the stolen bicycle was unknown at the time of report.

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