Suspect Arrested For Piggly Wiggly Armed Robbery; Investigation Continues Into Grey Goose Holdup

December 14, 2019

The suspect in the armed robbery of a local Piggly Wiggly is in custody, and authorities are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a nearby liquor store two days later.

Maurice Montraye Ervin, 26, was taken into custody by Atmore Police on a violation of probation warrant and booked into the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center in Brewton. He will be extradited back to Escambia County, Florida, to face an armed robbery charge for the December 4 holdup of the Piggly Wiggly on Highway 97 in Davisville.

Ervin allegedly entered the grocery storeĀ  at closing time on on December 4 and pointed a pistol at an employee’s head while taking an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office.

The ECSO is continuing to investigate an armed robbery two days later about 1,000 feet away on Highway 97 at the Grey Goose Liquor Store. A black male wearing a camouflage jacket and a camouflage mask walked into the business on December 6 and demanded money, according to the ECSO.

Ervin has not been named a suspect in the Grey Goose robbery.

Also this week, two unrelated arrests were made in connection with an armed robbery in Atmore and the armed robbery of four convenience stores in Pensacola. The suspects were from Atmore and Flomaton. [Read more...]

Anyone with information on any of the robberies is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.


4 Responses to “Suspect Arrested For Piggly Wiggly Armed Robbery; Investigation Continues Into Grey Goose Holdup”

  1. MikeyMike on December 18th, 2019 9:13 am

    What kind of desperation must a 46 year old man face before he thinks it necessary to rob a Piggly Wiggly?

  2. 429SCJ on December 16th, 2019 2:15 pm

    Trying to rob the Goose on a Friday or Saturday night would be a suicide mission. You would end up shot full of holes.

  3. rance on December 14th, 2019 9:55 am

    Willing to take a life over some cash…with any justice you will be an old man upon your release. The path you have chosen has ruined your life.

  4. Dalton on December 14th, 2019 4:34 am

    Broooo WHY?! You just threw your whole life away man. Armed robbery…you about to do 20 years bro, and in Florida…good luck getting out early. 46+ years old when you get out, all your prime years thrown in the garbage for what?!

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