An armed robber held up the clerk at the Express Mart Valero Convenience Store at Banks Crossing Sunday night.
Sheriff Charles Chapman said a call came in to the Banks County E-911 dispatch at 10:05 p.m. of an armed robbery at the Express Mart Valero Convenience Store, 30581 Highway 441 South.
“The clerk on duty stated that a black male wearing a ski mask, a dark colored or black shirt, and blue jeans entered the store, came behind the counter and robbed her at gun point,” Chapman said.
A search was made of the area for the person whom the clerk stated left the store on foot, Chapman added.
“The clerk at the Best Western told officers that a white SUV had pulled into the parking lot at the motel, but no one came in and, in about 10 minutes, the vehicle left,” Chapman said.
Believing this could be the vehicle used by the robber, a lookout was given out on the vehicle with a description of the robber.
“Several minutes later a Braselton police officer stopped a vehicle on Interstate 85 fitting the description of the vehicle and the person,” Chapman said.
A Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the 126-mile marker on I-85 and met with Braselton police officers and took Jumarkes Lee Miller, 30, 2843 McDuffie Street, Anderson, S.C., into custody.
“Items in the vehicle were recovered, along with the ski mask, that Miller wore during the armed robbery,” Chapman said.
Miller was transported to the Banks County Jail where he is being held on charges of armed robbery.
“Our thanks go out to the surrounding agencies who assisted with this and brought about the quick apprehension of this person,” Chapman added.