Gunmen take cash in Family Dollar store robbery

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: Both suspects brandished handguns in the Family Dollar store robbery and took an undetermined amount of cash, Dayton Lt. Wendy Stiver said.

The invaders came into the store about 6:30 p.m. and approached the two clerks on duty as they showed their weapons, she said. There were several customers in the store at the time, she said.

Witnesses told police the robbers, believed to be in their 20s, got into a car across the street on Kammer Avenue and headed west on Kammer, Stiver said.

Dayton police were assisted by a Kettering police K-9 unit in the initial investigation, which Stiver said will now go to detectives.

If you have information about the crime or the suspects, you are asked to call Dayton police at 333-STOP or Miami Valley CrimeStoppers at 222-STOP.


Robbers have hit the Family Dollar store in the 400 block of North James H. McGee Boulevard and Dayton police are investigating.

Police have asked for a K-9 unit to assist in the investigation. There are no reports of any shots being fired or any injuries.

The robbery was reported to have occurred about 6:39 p.m. by two men who are believed to have left the scene in a black Pontiac Grand Prix, headed west toward Kammer Avenue.

According to police, one of the robbers was wearing a blue Polo shirt, black shorts and was armed with a semiautomatic handgun. The other was wearing a black shirt, gray-and-red ball cap and blue athletic shorts.

If you have information about the robbery or the getaway car, you are asked to call police at 333-COPS.

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