Greenville armed robbery suspect arrested

Greenville armed robbery suspect arrested
Timothy Obryant Smith has been arrested in a Greenville armed robbery. (Source: Greenville Police Department)

GREENVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - A suspect in a Greenville armed robbery has been arrested.

According to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a business in the 900 block of Fort Dale Road Sunday at around 4 a.m. The business clerk told officers a man had pulled out a knife and demanded money from the register. He took a small amount of cash and fled to a vehicle parked nearby.

Lovvorn said investigators located a photo of the suspect and released it to the public to help identify him. Investigators were able to identify him as Timothy Obryant Smith, 32, of Greenville. Lovvorn said during an interview with police Smith confessed to the crime and was charged with first degree robbery.

Smith was placed in the Butler County Jail.

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