Search continues for suspect in landfill armed robbery and car theft


The suspect robbed the clerk at the Habersham County Landfill then fled in her white KIA Forte. The car has a dent in the driver’s side door and GA license tag #REJ5794. If you see it, call 911.

Habersham County authorities are still searching for an armed robber who held up the clerk at the county landfill on Dick’s Hill Parkway in Mt. Airy Thursday morning.

Capt. Floyd Canup of the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect entered the side door of the scale office around 10:32 a.m. and pulled a handgun. He demanded the cash box with an undisclosed amount of money in it. Canup says the suspect also demanded keys and left in the clerk’s 2010 white Kia Forte.

Front view of KIA Forte reported stolen Thursday from the Habersham County landfill.

The suspect is described as a heavyset, white male. He was wearing dark clothing and a bandanna over his face.

The stolen vehicle has Georgia license tag #REJ5794. There’s a dent in the driver’s door. If you see a car matching this description please call 911. Do not approach the vehicle. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information about the robbery, please contact the Habersham Sheriff’s Office at 706-754-6666.

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