Police seek leads in 2 Dollar General robberies

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PINETOPS — Police are searching for a man who robbed Dollar General stores Thursday night in Sharpsburg and Pinetops.

The robber entered the 315 E. Hamlet St. store around 10:46 p.m., brandished a gun and demanded money from the clerk, Pinetops Police Chief Stacy Harrell said in a news release. The man made off with an undisclosed amount of money and ran away toward Sixth Street.

Harrell said Friday that the same person is believed to have committed a 9:13 p.m. robbery at the Dollar General at 4301 S. Hathaway Blvd. in Sharpsburg.

“It is alleged that the suspect is working with a driver and that they drove from Sharpsburg to Pinetops,” Harrell said in the release.

Police describe the robber as a black man with a small and skinny build whose hair was possibly worn in short dreadlocks. He had white shirts wrapped around his head and was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt or pullover, tan or light gray pants and gray or tan and black tennis shoes.

A gray sedan crossover has been identified as a possible suspect vehicle. Harrell said the car was seen circling the block in Pinetops and was in the area where the robber ran.

Authorities are requesting the public’s help to identify a suspect in the robberies. Harrell said a reward is being offered for information that leads to a conviction and that all tips will be kept confidential.

Anyone with information in the Pinetops case is asked to call Chief Stacy Harrell or Detective Sgt. Brown at 252-827-5014 or 252-813-9680.

Those with tips on the Sharpsburg robbery are asked to call Detective Revis at the Sharpsburg Police Department, 252-567-4921.