UPDATE: BGPD arrest armed robbery suspect at his home

Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 8:39 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Bowling Green Police have provided an update on an armed robbery investigation.

On Tuesday, Bowling Green Police began searching for a suspect in a robbery that occurred Tuesday night at Dollar General on Three Springs Road.

Police say they received a tip that brought them to a local residence. There, they located 40-year-old Thomas Lamb, who reportedly matched the description of the suspect. Additionally, they found a camouflage jacket and weapon inside his home that matched what was seen in the surveillance photos.

According to the official police report, Lamb entered the store and grabbed a bag of skittles. He made his way to the counter and waited until a cashier came to the front. As the cashier rang him up, he demanded the money from the drawer. Lamb raised his jacket to flash the gun, but he did not remove it or threaten the cashier with it.

Lamb had asked for five, ten, and 20 dollar bills from the register. The clerk complied and he left with an undisclosed amount of money. He then left without the Skittles and ran towards the parking lot. A witness at the scene explained that she saw him get into a car and drive down Three Springs Road.

Lamb was arrested and charged with First Degree Robbery.