Newnan Police on lookout for Dollar General robber

by Wes Mayer

Newnan police are on the lookout for a man who they say attempted to rob the Family Dollar store just north of downtown Newnan Monday night.

Around 10 p.m. Monday, Officer Sharwynne Rhein responded to the Family Dollar on 121 Jefferson St. in reference to a robbery attempt.

After speaking to two of the store’s clerks, the victims, Rhein discovered that after the store closed for the night, a man approached the front door with a handgun, pointed the gun at the clerks through the door and demanded they open. The clerks described him as a black male dressed in black with a black bandana, Rhein reported.

According to Rhein in his report, one of the clerks screamed 911, and the suspect took off running toward Jefferson Street. Police officers arrived to search the area, but could not find the suspect. The investigation was turned over to Sgt. VanSant.

The suspect is wanted for aggravated assault with a firearm and criminal attempt.



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