Robbery suspect arrested

By Chelsea Irving

DeKalb police arrested a man Saturday who they think could be responsible for four local robberies this month.

DeKalb police arrested Alton Tucker, 32, of 1100 W. Lincoln Hwy., Apt. 206, Saturday for the robbery of Days Inn, 1212 W. Lincoln Hwy., and they are also investigating the possibility he is the same man responsible for the robberies of a 7-Eleven, a Pizza Villa delivery man and two White Hen robberies.

Tucker was arrested at 2:43 a.m. after he allegedly stole $304 from an employee at the Days Inn.

Tucker fled on foot after the robbery. Police arrested him with the help of two citizens who said they saw a suspicious man in the area behind Alton’s apartment.

The clerk at Days Inn told police Tucker entered the motel through the lobby and demanded the money.

The clerk also told police Tucker had his face concealed and his hand was covered with some type of material, implying he had a weapon.

This is the same method used in the other area robberies that have occurred this month.

The money from the robbery was reportedly found in the same area behind Tucker’s apartment.

Tucker was booked at the DeKalb police station and then taken to the DeKalb County Jail.

The first of the four other robberies occurred on Aug. 12 at the 7-Eleven store, 930 N. Annie Glidden Road.

DeKalb police began to look into the possibility that the robberies were the work of the same person when the White Hen Pantry, 802 S. Fourth St., was robbed twice under similar circumstances.

The robbery of a Pizza Villa delivery driver at Varsity Square Apartments could also be related, police said.