morning two men armed with sawed-off shotguns went on a six-hour
crime spree in the southern and eastern parts of Memphis, TN.
The first robbery occurred at Howard Baer Trucking Co., at 12:25
a.m., the last at a Steak and Ale restaurant, at about 6:20 a.m.
spree the two robbers held up two truckdrivers, two men getting
out of their cars at home -- one of them unloading groceries,
a 90-year-old man attending 6:15 a.m. mass, a man putting newspapers
in a sales rack outside a restaurant and a doctor opening his
clinic. In each of the robberies, the men pointed sawed-off shotguns
at intended victims and demanded personal items -- wallets, credit
cards, jewelry, cell phones and pagers.
to a Memphis online news source, police announced in a press conference
Tuesday afternoon they had formed a task force to find the robbers.
Investigators said the robbers used a stolen 1988 Buick Skylark
during their crimes. Reportedly, that car was abandoned about
noon, where they apparently stole another car -- a silver 1992
Buick Century with Tennessee tags, HBY-847.
The men were
last seen in the Century on Ridgeway Boulevard. Police described
one robber as a black man, about 30, 5-foot 6-inches, 135 pounds
with braids. He wore jeans, a blue and white T-shirt, white shoes
and a gold necklace. He had a multi-colored scarf over his face.
The second man is described as a black man, 25-40, tall, slim,
wearing a white plaid shirt, dark pants, bald with a light beard.
information should call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-2274.