Two suspects sought in Tuesday’s Family Dollar armed robbery

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday armed robbery of the Family Dollar store located in the area of N. Hill Street and McIntosh Road.

Officials say two suspects remain at large.

“They were last seen leaving on foot. Initially, we thought there might have been a vehicle involved, but we don’t believe there is,” said Capt. Dwayne Jones. “It’s just a description that I gave out – two black males, one wearing a red hoodie and black pants with like a stripe going down it, like it’s a warm-up pant with one of those lighter colored stripes on it, and the other male was wearing all black.”

Jones is uncertain if any customers were present at the time of the armed robbery.

Asked if investigators believe the perpetrators of Tuesday’s armed robbery may have been involved in other similar Spalding County incidents, Jones said, “We can’t say definitively that they do, but it’s certainly something that we’re looking at. We’re certainly comparing footage that we have, descriptions that we have and the masks that they wore to see if there’s any correlation.”

Jones did identify one difference in Tuesday’s robbery.

“It was not the same type mask that we’ve had in earlier robberies, but they were masks, so as I said, we’re looking at potential connections,” he explained, soon adding, “I don’t know what type they did, but it is my understanding they brandished a firearm.”

Jones said he was unaware of any injuries in the incident.

Anyone with information pertaining to this armed robbery is asked to call 911.

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