Police investigating Georgia connection to Main Street robbery
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jan 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although no arrests have been made, the Cadiz Police Department is still investigating a robbery and home invasion that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Main Street in Cadiz on Jan. 2, and a connection has reportedly been made to a similar home invasion in Georgia.

Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander said the CPD are working with the U.S. Marshal’s Office as well police agencies in Georgia like the Jones County Sheriff’s Office to see if a home invasion that happened there is related to the one that happened more recently in Cadiz.

On Jan. 2, the intruder forced himself into the home and robbed the two women inside at knifepoint, and then stole one of the victim’s black 2007 four-door Honda Accord to leave, said Alexander, who added that the suspect is the late 20s to early 30s age range and was wearing a dark baseball cap, a black zip-up cloth jacket and black pants.

As of Monday, Thomas’s vehicle had not yet been located, the police chief said.

On Dec. 29, a similar home invasion happened in Jones County, Ga., wherein the suspect took the victim’s van, which was recovered by Kentucky State Police on Jan. 3, at the 79 mile marker on Interstate 24 in Christian County, said Alexander.

During the course of the Cadiz incident, neither the owner, 88-year-old Roberta Meadows, nor her daughter, 65-year-old Connie Thomas of Kuttawa, were injured, Alexander said.

The suspect also left with an undetermined amount of cash and a wallet from their purses as well as Thomas’s cell phone, disconnected the telephones in the upstairs part of the house and tied up one of the victims with a scarf, said Alexander. He also said that Meadows was able to call for help downstairs.

The police chief is asking anyone who may have been in the area of the hospital at roughly 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, and who might have seen anything suspicious, to call the Cadiz Police Department at 522-8369.

The license plate number of the Accord that was stolen is 728-ELG, said Alexander, who also said that the suspect might possibly have approached other residences that morning and afternoon.

The Cadiz Police Department is continuing the investigation of the robbery.
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