Sunday, December 14, 2003

Man hides in Family Dollar, robs store after closing

The Cincinnati Enquirer

COLERAIN TWP - A gunman hid in the back of a Family Dollar store in the 8400 block of Colerain Avenue until after closing Friday, then robbed the store manager and two employees.

Police are looking for the robber, described as black, about 32 years old, 6-feet 2-inches tall and weighing 230 pounds. He was wearing a brown hat, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black gym shoes during the robbery.

Police say he approached the store manager about 8:10 p.m., forced him to remove cash from the safe and two registers. He then forced the manager to tie up two employees and unlock the front door. The robber was last seen walking east along the sidewalk in front of the store just after the robbery. No one had been arrested Saturday night.

Police would not say how much money was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 825-1500, or CrimeStoppers at 352-3040.

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