FBI asks for info in string of armed Family Dollar robberies

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FBI is asking for help in a string of unsolved armed robberies at Family Dollar stores in Cleveland and East Cleveland over the last few weeks.

A total of about 10 armed robberies have taken place, and authorities believe they may be connected.

One of the most recent robberies took place Oct. 1 at just after 9:30 a.m. at a Family Dollar located at 12107 St. Clair Avenue. One suspect entered the store, selected some candy and took it to the cash register.

When the clerk opened the register, the suspect took out a gun and demanded all the money. The suspect then ran out of the store and met up with another suspect who was thought to be serving as a lookout outside of the store. They then fled.

Other robberies occurred on Sept. 30 at the 7300 St. Clair Ave. Family Dollar; on Sept. 26 at the 7415 Superior Ave. Family Dollar; and on Sept. 16 at the 12107 St. Clair Ave. Family Dollar.

The FBI considers the suspects “armed and dangerous.”

Tips can remain anonymous and can be provided to the Cleveland Divison of the FBI at 216-522-1400.