Law enforcement agencies nationwide have joined together to try and locate the armed robbery known as the “Dollar Store Grandpa Bandit.”
According to reports, the man has robbed at least eight Dollar Tree and Dollar General in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York between May and June.
“It is possible that he has firsthand knowledge of the operations of Dollar Tree stores which account for seven of the eight he is known to have robbed,” North Greenbush Police Chief Robert Durivage said oFriday, according to the Albany Times Union. “The suspect may have worked for or may have had an unresolved dispute with the company.”
“From all the evidence thus far, we believe the same person has committed most if not all of these robberies. He should be considered armed and dangerous,” Durivage said, adding that his department is working with the FBI and police agencies from the other localities that experienced similar robberies.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to New York Upstate, the suspect has been described as a white male aged 50-65, just shy of six foot tall and weighing roughly 200 pounds.
He is said to have been driving a newer model Dodge Charger that is either silver or gray that sports a spoiler on the rear and no license plate on the front.
Each robbery begins similarly with the suspect entering the store just prior to closing time while displaying a handgun, stun-gun or pepper spray. He then proceeds to demand employees gather all the cash from the registers and safe before herding them together into a back room.
The suspect also reportedly takes all of the employees phones away from them so they can’t immediately notify police.
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