Man binds employees, robs Dollar General

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Southeast Missourian

Police were looking Saturday night for a man who robbed a Cape Girardeau Dollar General Store.

Cape Girardeau police responded to a call of an armed robbery at 8:15 p.m. at the Dollar General at 64 N. Plaza Way. Police say a man used a handgun to intimidate two female employees and force them into the rear of the store, where he bound them. The suspect then left with an undetermined amount of money.

Since the employees were tied up in the rear of the store and there were no other witnesses, police didn't know whether the suspect fled on foot or in an automobile, or which direction he went after leaving the store.

The two employees suffered no injuries other than small scratches from where their hands were tied, police said. After the suspect left the store, the employees freed themselves and called 911.

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