Boardman police looking for polite robber of Family Dollar

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BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Boardman police said a robber said “excuse me” to a customer before pulling a gun on a Family Dollar clerk.

The robbery happened at 10:44 a.m. Sunday at the Market Street store, according to a police report. 

Police said after walking past the customer and saying, “Excuse me,” the robber demanded that an employee open the register to give him cash, telling him that he would shoot him if he didn’t obey. The employee said he couldn’t open the register and the only way he would be able to get the money is if he took the whole drawer, according to the report. 

The employee told police that the robber then came behind the counter and they removed the drawer. The robber then walked out of the store with it and was later spotted walking westbound in the area of Hillman Way. 

While the robbery was happening, the customer who was there ran to the back of the store and told another employee, who called 911. 

Officers searched the area for the robber but were unable to find him. 

He was described as a 30- to 40-year-old black man, approximately 5’11” or 6′ tall, wearing a white mask, black hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and dark tinted sunglasses. 

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