Temple Ave. Family Dollar store robbed

by Wes Mayer

Two men armed with handguns robbed the Family Dollar store on Temple Avenue in Newnan Monday night, but no injuries were reported.

Around 9:45 p.m., Officer Christopher Goodman with the Newnan Police Department responded to the robbery call. According to his report, witnesses told him two black males dressed in black, with bandanas covering their mouths and armed with handguns, fled on foot from the store toward Bonnell Street. Goodman radioed all officers in the area and entered the Family Dollar to speak with victims.

Two employees of the store told Goodman a customer was exiting the store but came back in with a scared look on her face. The victims said one of the robbers came in holding a gun on the customer, and then a second came in pointing the gun at one of the employees.

The victims said the man pointed the gun at employees, demanded money and threatened to shoot them several times if any “buttons” were pushed. The employees opened both of the store’s cash registers and gave the robbers an undetermined amount of cash. Both suspects ran out of the store, and victims said the second suspect threw down a black cell phone before running out of the store.

No one was injured in the robbery, and the case has been assigned to Sgt. Det. Vansant.



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