MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police asked for the public’s help Friday after a rash of dollar store robberies around the city.
At least five dollar stores were robbed in the first two weeks of January, including three Dollar General stores and two Family Dollar stores.
MPD believes one suspect is responsible for robbing two Dollar General stores and a Family Dollar.
The Dollar General at 1945 Third Street was robbed at gunpoint on Jan. 5. Police said a lone man entered the business, showed an employee a gun, and demanded the money from the cash register. The employee complied, emptying the register and handing the suspect the money.
On Jan. 12, police said they believe the same suspect entered a Dollar General at 2245 Lamar and did the same thing.
MPD also said they believe the same suspect is responsible for robbing a Family Dollar at 3566 Mendenhall on Jan.13.
The suspect is described as a 5′11 – 6′1 man in his mid-20s with a thin build.
He was wearing a black hoodie, a black sock hat, black shoes, and gray sweatpants with a light gray waistband and light gray pockets on the side. He had a camouflage face mask and red gloves.
The suspect was armed with a black gun with a silver slide, according to police.
Investigators need your help to identify the man.
Memphis police said they believe two other suspects robbed a Dollar General and a Family Dollar on Jan. 13.
Two men entered the Dollar General at 4111 Summer Avenue around 7 p.m. and demanded money from the register. One suspect had a gun. The men grabbed cash and left the store.
Soon after, police said the same two men robbed the Family Dollar at 6636 East Shelby Drive.
One suspect is 5′9 and weighs about 200 lbs. He has a heavy build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, and red shoes. He had on a blue surgical mask and was armed with a black handgun, police said.
The second suspect is also 5′9 and weighs about 200 lbs. He wore a red Nike hoodie, blue jeans, and black and red Jordans. He had on a black skull cap and a blue surgical mask.
Investigators also need your help to identify the two suspects.
Anyone with information about any of these crimes or the suspects who committed them is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.
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