SMYRNA POLICE: Strong Arm Robbery at Sporting Goods Store and Theft at Dollar General Under Investigation

Sep 19, 2023 at 08:55 pm by WGNS News

Dollar General Case (Two Photos on Left) / Hibbett Sports Photos (Three Photos Right)

SMYRNA, TN - Two thefts are under investigation in Smyrna. One of the thefts was reported on August 26th at a local Dollar General Store. In that case, two subjects were caught on an in-store surveillance camera. Photos of the dynamic duo were released by the Smyrna Police Department on Tuesday in hopes of someone recognizing the individuals.

Can You Help Police with the Dollar General Theft? - If you are able to positively identify the subjects in the Dollar General theft, please contact Detective Kate Armstrong at (615) 267-5012. Respondents can also email Detective Armstrong at


In another theft, which is likely unrelated to the Dollar General incident, Smyrna Police aim to identify one male and two females believed to be involved in a slightly more serious offense.  

A little over a week ago on September 9th, three individual’s entered Hibbett Sports in Smyrna and fiercely gathered merchandise. With arms full of clothing, the trio headed for the front door of the store. The obstacle of a Hibbett’s employee standing near the front door was simply a stumbling block for the three, who pushed the worker over as they exited the establishment.

Smyrna authorities say the subjects stand accused of strong-arm robbery and theft. However, the significance of those charges will only carry meaning to the accused upon their capture.

Can You Help Police with the Hibbett Sports Theft? - To help identify the suspects accused of hitting Hibbett Sports, police say they left the area in a light blue or possibly silver mid-1990s Mercury Grand Marquis. If you have information that might help identify any of the subjects tied to the sporting goods store incident, please contact Detective Andrew Schaefer at (615) 267-5048. You can also email the Smyrna detective at

Source: Smyrna Police Department

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