Gunman steals $250 from Family Dollar in Dayton

An unknown suspect broke into Dollar General in the 1000 block of North Gettysburg Avenue about 6 p.m. Thursday and stole $250, according to a Dayton police report.

Dollar General’s manager said she was running the register when a man standing about 5 feet, 7 inches and weighing 160 pounds pulled out a gun and demanded for her to give him all of her money, the report stated.

The manager obliged, emptying her register into the suspect’s bag, police said.

Although there is video surveillance of the robbery, police are unable to access it at this time.

FIRST REPORT

A gunman robbed the Family Dollar in the 1000 block of North Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton just after 6 p.m.

Dayton police say the robber is believed to have been wearing a plain green shirt, tan cargo shorts and a green fishing hat with palm trees on it.

He is believed to be 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds. He looked to be about 25 to 30 years old.

The robber’s handgun is believed to be black and silver semiautomatic.

Police have been told the man fled through Kroger parking lot.

Just before 6:30 p.m., police were reporting that they had a suspect in the area of Crestmore Avenue and Oakridge Drive, about three blocks east of the Family Dollar.

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