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GPD searching for armed robber

Published 4:29pm Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Greenville Police Department is searching for a 23-year-old black man that was involved in a home invasion.

According to Lt. Justin Lovvorn, Marcus Rudolph, 23, of Greenville, forced a South Conecuh Street homeowner into his home at gunpoint at approximately 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

“The homeowner was coming home from work, and when he was about to enter the house, two black males in dark clothing with bandanas over their faces forced him into his home and robbed him and his uncle, who was already in the house,” Lovvorn said.

According to Lovvorn, Rudolph also struck one of the victims with his pistol causing minor injuries.

Rudolph is wanted for first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

The GPD has already arrested Antonio Simmons, 23, of Greenville, for his role in the robbery. He has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.

“A few days after the incident, Sgt. Andy Beck was able to develop a suspect’s name,” Lovvorn said. “I was able to match that up with some of the evidence we collected from the scene and had sent to the lab, and from that we were able to obtain a search warrant and an arrest warrant.”

The GPD Special Response Team served the warrant on Simmons at his home, but Rudolph had fled from his workplace in Fort Deposit before authorities were able to execute their arrest warrant on him.

GPD Chief Lonzo Ingram credited his officers for their work in apprehending Simmons.

“I commend our investigators and the whole department for their work in solving this case,” Ingram said. “I also appreciate the help of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rudolph is asked to call the GPD Investigations Department at (334) 382-7461.

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