BREAKING NEWS One person critically injured in Research Park Blvd. wreck Full Story

Madison police: 4 suspects wanted after Verizon employees zip-tied, held at gunpoint

Madison police say two employees were held at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 3:09 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2019 7:15 AM

Four suspects are still on the run after an armed robbery at a Verizon store in Madison. Madison police say two employees were held at gunpoint Monday afternoon, in broad daylight.

The two Verizon employees involved said they were zip-tied and held at gunpoint by four people. 

This is the latest in a growing list of unsolved robberies throughout North Alabama. No arrests have been made in at least five of those cases in the last month and that's why people are on their toes.

"Scary. It made me nervous. I really didn't believe him at first. I thought he was just playing with me," Cynthia Valentin, a nearby worker, said. 

Madison police arrived at the Verizon around 2:30 Monday afternoon, after they say three men and a female held store employees at gunpoint while they robbed the store. Police said merchandise was stolen, but employees told WAAY 31 phones and money were taken.

The employees did not want to speak on camera but also told WAAY 31 the two of them and a customer were zip-tied inside the store. 

Valentin is shocked this all happened in the middle of the day.

"Like who does that? It's broad day light," Valentin said. 

This is the latest in a string of armed robberies in Madison and Limestone counties. On Friday, Huntsville police responded to an armed robbery at Metro PCS in south Huntsville

At the beginning of the month, Huntsville police say a Rosie's delivery driver was attacked by four men. One had a gun and demanded the driver's wallet. Investigators are also trying to find out if those attacks are related to a robbery at a Dollar General in Madison County and another at a Gamestop in Athens.

Madison Police Captain John Stringer tells WAAY 31 it is unclear if the Verizon robbery is connected, but said there is a possibility. Right now, it's unclear, as the situation is under investigation. 

Madison police say they do not have a track on where the four suspects in this armed robbery could have gone. The Verizon store was immediately closed for the rest of Monday. It is unclear when it will re-open. 

Huntsville
Scattered Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 76°
Florence
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 75°
Fayetteville
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Decatur
Overcast
79° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 82°
Scottsboro
Scattered Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 75°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 49892

Reported Deaths: 1077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson6433170
Mobile4753139
Montgomery4430112
Tuscaloosa263253
Madison21199
Marshall192611
Shelby164225
Lee157237
Morgan12695
Baldwin120711
Walker106131
Elmore102920
Dallas9969
Etowah95114
DeKalb9417
Franklin93216
Autauga67614
Russell6750
Chambers67427
Unassigned65328
Butler65129
Tallapoosa62869
Limestone6223
Houston5857
Cullman5716
Lauderdale5686
St. Clair5133
Colbert4956
Calhoun4905
Lowndes48122
Escambia4808
Pike4725
Coffee4244
Jackson4182
Covington41412
Barbour3942
Dale3911
Talladega3897
Bullock37710
Marengo35211
Hale34823
Chilton3232
Clarke3126
Wilcox3038
Blount2961
Winston2965
Sumter29113
Marion27514
Pickens2696
Randolph2589
Monroe2553
Perry2362
Conecuh2308
Bibb2211
Macon2159
Choctaw21212
Greene1959
Henry1533
Washington1418
Crenshaw1273
Lawrence1250
Cherokee1237
Geneva960
Lamar871
Clay852
Fayette821
Coosa651
Cleburne421
Out of AL00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 61006

Reported Deaths: 738
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby13423223
Davidson13162143
Rutherford352539
Hamilton330538
Sumner189756
Williamson170816
Knox15919
Trousdale15085
Out of TN138410
Wilson114817
Putnam10117
Bradley9594
Robertson92413
Sevier9153
Unassigned9102
Montgomery7327
Lake6970
Tipton6967
Bledsoe6291
Bedford6239
Macon5977
Hamblen4724
Maury4543
Hardeman4114
Fayette3685
Madison3522
Blount3403
Loudon3322
Rhea3150
Dyer2913
McMinn27619
Cheatham2693
Washington2610
Dickson2580
Lawrence2326
Cumberland2134
Sullivan2104
Anderson1952
Jefferson1821
Lauderdale1804
Gibson1771
Monroe1556
Greene1512
Smith1502
Coffee1410
Cocke1360
Hardin1257
Warren1230
Obion1192
Haywood1183
Franklin1163
Marshall1152
Wayne1150
Carter1031
Giles1031
Hickman1030
McNairy1011
Marion944
Hawkins862
Lincoln860
DeKalb850
White853
Roane810
Overton721
Henderson710
Weakley701
Campbell691
Claiborne680
Grundy652
Chester630
Unicoi590
Grainger560
Polk550
Carroll521
Crockett523
Henry510
Cannon490
Sequatchie490
Jackson470
Johnson460
Humphreys392
Meigs380
Perry370
Morgan311
Decatur270
Fentress260
Scott260
Stewart260
Union250
Moore210
Clay200
Houston200
Benton151
Hancock110
Lewis110
Van Buren90
Pickett70

 

 

Community Events