MOULTRIE -- A pair of armed robberies over the weekend netted only a total of about $40.

A group of robbers got away with about $6 after accosting two women outside a convenience store on West Central Avenue Saturday, police said.

Elizabeth Collins, 47, of Thigpen Trail, and Mandy Crosby, 41, of Cairo called police from another store after fleeing the scene.

Collins told police she was using the phone at Quick Mart 21, West Central Avenue, when a black woman in a white shirt stuck a gun in her side and demanded her purse. Collins said she told the woman she was going in the store to get her husband.

Meanwhile, Crosby told police, she was sitting in the car waiting for her friend when a black male put what she believed to be a .22-caliber pistol in her face and told him to give her what she had. She gave him about $1 in change, police said, and he also took her black cigarette case, worth about $5.

Both women said there were three other men with the two who had the guns.

The woman was described as 20-25 years old and weighing 110-125 pounds. All of the men were described as 20-25 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and weighing 170-190 pounds.

On Sunday, Austin Crosby, 39, of Fifth Street Northeast, told police that he and Faye Lindsey, 33, of the same address, were walking toward Harveys Supermarket when two men approached them. One put a .22-caliber pistol to his head and demanded money. The men took his wallet, a cigarette lighter, a pack of cigarettes and $26 in cash, along with the driver's license and Social Security card that were in the wallet. The total value of the stolen items was $34.

-- Staff Reports



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