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Search on for armed robbery suspect in Alma

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Police in Alma need the public's help in finding an armed robbery suspect after a business owner was robbed at gunpoint just before 10 p.m. Sunday.  

Officials say the victim, Rajech A. Patel, 40, of Alma, reported that he arrived at his residence and as he was exiting his vehicle, a black man wearing a ski mask appeared and brandished a gun, ordering Patel to give him money. Patel complied and after retrieving the money, the suspect made the victim lie on the ground and then fled on foot.

Patel told police that he did see a second suspect leaving on foot with the first armed suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chief Brandon Sellers, Deputy Chief Jerry Blash, or Sergeant Scott Manning at 912.632.8761. All callers and tips are kept completely confidential.

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