In a bizarre turn of events, Garner police are on an active manhunt for a one-legged suspect following an audacious armed robbery in the early hours of Saturday. The crime scene was set at the Adeline at White Oak apartment complex, a stone’s throw away from Tiber Drive East near Interstate 40, Garner Police Department revealed in a startling news release.
The incident, reported at 12:15 a.m., involved an Uber driver who had just completed a passenger drop-off. In a terrifying encounter, the driver was held at gunpoint and robbed by the suspect. The robber made away with the victim’s phone and jewelry, as per the police report.
This one-legged bandit, described as a Black man with dreads, around 5 feet 6 inches tall, of medium build, and aged between 20 to 30 years, was last seen making his escape. Remarkably, he was missing one leg, armed with crutches, and clad in a red jumpsuit. His trail led behind a building at 400 Hillgrove Lane, less than a block from the scene of the crime.
The police, in a swift response, established a perimeter and enlisted the help of a Raleigh Police Department K-9 unit. However, in a twist of fate, the K-9 was unable to track down the elusive suspect.
This unusual and bold heist has left the Garner police urging the public for assistance. Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is encouraged to contact the Garner Police Department at 919-890-7318. As the community reels from the shock of this incident, the search continues for the one-legged suspect in this daring nighttime robbery.