A masked man with a gun, dressed in all black, robbed the Dollar General store on Akins Pond Road Saturday night. Bulloch County sheriff’s investigators are not yet sure whether the incident is linked to other recent Dollar General armed robberies in the region.
Around 9:50 p.m. Saturday, the only people in the store were two clerks, said Bulloch County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens.
One clerk was at the front of the store, and the other was in the back. The suspect, wearing gloves and carrying a handgun, entered and approached the front clerk and demanded money. The second clerk in the back “hid and called 911,” he said.
The suspect fled out the front door and was gone when deputies arrived, but Bulloch County Cpl. Ryan Norton and K9 partner Dutch tracked the man to where he apparently got into a vehicle and left, he said. The dog’s trail ended where there were tire tracks behind the store.
The clerks were not injured. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
There has been a rash of Dollar General stores victimized by an armed robber within the past several months, including one in Brooklet and one in Claxton. The case remains under investigation, as well as several convenience store robberies over the past month, Hutchens said.
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