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Cleveland police release security photo of two men sought in Family Dollar armed robbery

October 4, 2018

Cleveland police release security photo of two men sought in Family Dollar armed robbery

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland police are asking the public to help identify two men sought in connection with an armed robbery at a Family Dollar.

Investigators on Thursday released an image pulled from a surveillance camera that shows the two men outside outside the store on Superior Avenue near East 74th Street, police said.

Two robbers concealed their faces with sweatshirts during the Sept. 21 hold-up, police reports say.

The two robbers walked into the store just after 6 p.m. One robber pointed a gun at a Family Dollar employee and ordered him to open a cash register.

The employee opened it as the second robber walked behind the counter and took a cash tray from the register. The cash tray contained approximately $120, police reports say.

The second robber jumped back over the counter before both men ran from the store. Another Family Dollar employee, who was outside smoking at the time, saw them run west on Superior Avenue.

Officers searched the area and found coins, the cash tray, a black hooded sweatshirt and a gray T-shirt in a nearby backyard.

Anyone with information about the robbers is asked to call the Cleveland police department’s Fifth District at 216-623-5500.

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