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Police investigate Dollar General Store robbery
Authorities exploring possibility of links to rash of incidents
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Statesboro police are investigating whether the Wednesday night armed robbery of the Dollar General Store on Fair Road is connected to a rash of other similar armed robberies.

Like in recent incidents at Dollar General stores in Pulaski, Brooklet, Claxton and on Akins Pond Road in Statesboro, a black male wearing all black, including a black ski mask, entered the secluded Fair Road Dollar General around 9:48 p.m. Wednesday and robbed two clerks of an undisclosed amount of cash at gunpoint, said Statesboro Police Community Information specialist Madison Warren.

No one was hurt and the man fled on foot.

Statesboro Police Capt. James Winskey said SPD detectives met Thursday with Bulloch County Sheriff’s investigators to discuss the recent rash of similar armed robberies across the region, including other surrounding counties.

“We are exploring the possibility” of the Wednesday night incident being connected to the others, but “we have to investigate them separately in case they are not,” he said.

In an apparent recent trend, Dollar General stores have been targeted by armed robbers across the nation. Earlier this week, arrests were made in North and South Carolina in connection to Dollar General Store armed robberies.

Winskey said Statesboro police are working closely with the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, as well as other law enforcement agencies as they continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Statesboro Police at 912-764-9911.

Anonymous tips may be made online at www.tipsoft.com or by texting “TIPSSPD” followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).


Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414. 


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