DuBois Man Accused of Robbing Local Convenience Store Waives Hearing – GANT News

Posted in Tattoo Shop on Aug 25, 2020

DUBOIS A DuBois man is facing charges for robbing a local convenience store.

Jimmy Lee Gibbs, 22, was charged with felony robbery and terroristic threats as well as misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person and theft by unlawful taking in connection with an incident at the Snappys on the Bee Line Highway in Sandy Township on July 29 at 1:44 a.m.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, when officers arrived at the store, they were told the male suspect who was wearing all black with a black bandana around his face had fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Even though the officers had arrived only three minutes after the call for the robbery was made, when they pulled in the parking lot, they did not see anyone. Additional officers arrived and the area was searched.

The clerk reported that after the suspect approached the counter with a drink, he passed a note ordering the clerk to empty the registers or he would blow ya face off. The clerk did as he was told, emptying all the registers and giving the suspect the money.

At no time did the clerk see a gun, he told police.

When the security footage was reviewed, police saw the suspect remove his left hand from his pocket revealing tattoos on his hand.

During the investigation officers reviewed other security footage of patrons in the store and reportedly saw Gibbs, who matched the description of the suspect at 11:30 p.m.

Although he was wearing different clothes, the distinctive tattoos on his hand were visible, according to the criminal complaint.

Police noted his walk also matched the unusual walking pace of the suspect.

An officer who had previously spoken to Gibbs regarding an active warrant also recognized the tattoos as matching Gibbs tattoos.

A search warrant was issued for his residence in Treasure Lake where authorities reportedly found clothing that were the same as those worn by the robber.

Gibbs waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday during centralized court at District Judge Pat Fords office in DuBois. He remains incarcerated in the county jail on $100,000 bail.

DuBois Man Accused of Robbing Local Convenience Store Waives Hearing - GANT News

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