One Charged After Armed Robbery At Atmore Walmart

August 23, 2021

A woman was arrested shortly after the armed robbery of the Atmore Walmart Monday afternoon.

The armed robbery was reported about 3:15 p.m. at the store on North Main Street.

“Walmart officials said a female walked up to the service desk and advised the cashier she was armed with a weapon and demanded cash,” Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said. “The female suspect then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.”

Atmore Police Department officers located the suspect in a wooded area behind Oak Hill Cemetery, which is adjacent to the store.

The suspect was identified as 30-year old Therease Antoinette Fletcher of Huntsville Alabama. She was transported to jail on a charge of robbery first degree.

Pictured: The Atmore Walmart Supercenter. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.

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10 Responses to “One Charged After Armed Robbery At Atmore Walmart”

  1. Tammy on August 29th, 2021 5:36 am

    This story just got my attention and you are right, there are a lot of ways to get money. People are so desperate but don’t want to take the time to do like most of us do. I live in Huntsville and you hear a lot about people and their situations. What would make a person go almost 5 hours from the city they reside in to do the most is unbelievable. Armed Robbery is a Felony and should be punished by the law but if no weapon was found, I still stand on leniency and rehabilitation. She’ll have time to clean her act up and get her life together and become a better citizen. Don’t judge me, im afraid of jail, I love my freedom.

  2. AC on August 27th, 2021 8:52 am

    Not a threat to society!?!
    First degree robbery is not a threat to society?! I would really hate to see what Tammy considers a “threat to society”. Robbery is a violent crime. Without violence, or the threat of violence, it’s otherwise just a theft. Desperate or not this is not the type of person we need running free. Tammy also seems to know this woman personally and her inability to drive, Maybe I missed that part in the article, or maybe some assumptions are being made, but either way it doesn’t matter. There’s a lot of ways to get help without resorting to crime.

  3. Deeply saddened on August 26th, 2021 3:03 pm

    Its really sad to see the desperation in people. I thank God for keeping me. I’ll never say never because no one knows what trouble lead her to result to get actions. I pray for all parties affected by this situation.

  4. Tammy on August 26th, 2021 2:56 pm

    Yes, she may have passed a lot of HELP WANTED SIGNS and YES she should have done like most of us do, go to work. All I know is this woman had to have help, how the hell did she get to Atmore, she can’t even drive. FREE THEREASE, she’s not a threat to society, she needs help. She should have thought about this b4 robbing Walmart

  5. AC on August 25th, 2021 3:20 pm

    @ Tammy:
    As this woman was driving into the Walmart parking lot she literally passed a Help Wanted sign. In fact, I’m sure she passed hundreds of Help Wanted and Now Hiring signs between Huntsville and Atmore. I know times are tough and inflation and high prices and all that, but instead of robbing Walmart she could’ve went to work there and got her money legitimately. You know, like the rest of us.

  6. Tammy on August 25th, 2021 12:51 am

    Life is hard out here but I don’t think she had a weapon. Please be easy on her. It’s hard out here and no one got hurt. I don’t condone what she did but I ask the judge and police to be easy on her.

  7. Caraway on August 24th, 2021 9:07 pm

    Unemployment is running out and rent is fixing to be due. Anything to keep from going back to work!

  8. Concerned on August 24th, 2021 8:23 am

    You ponder what would make a person so despert!

  9. Hmmmmm on August 24th, 2021 7:32 am

    Well something about this is strange. Someone from Huntsville just drove down here to rob that Walmart? Inside job maybe? Hmmmmm

  10. Not Surprised on August 24th, 2021 4:57 am

    Not surprised at all, just thought it would have been later in the evening.





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