Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sparta Robbery May Be Connected To Cookeville

Law enforcement officials in Sparta and Cookeville are considering the possibility that a woman who robbed a store in Sparta this week may be the same one who pulled off a similar robbery in Cookeville last month. Detective Allen Selby says a woman driving a white SUV robbed a check cashing business on Tuesday. She was described as being about 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing around 120 pounds.  That description is similar to what a Cookeville store clerk remembered about a petite young woman who robbed her. In both cases, the suspect reportedly told the clerks a story about why she needed the money.  Officials say they are studying surveillance video to pick up any clues to the woman's identity.