Suspects sought in robberies at Danville Walgreen's, Dollar General

Suspects sought in robberies at Danville Walgreen's, Dollar General

DANVILLE — Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Monday morning at the Walgreen's on Fairchild Street, and Tilton police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Saturday night at a Dollar General store.

Doug Miller, deputy director with the Danville Police Department, said the Walgreen's robbery happened at 12:01 a.m. Monday when a man walked into the store at 700 W. Fairchild St. and picked up some items as if to make a purchase. When he stepped to the register, he pulled out a handgun and demanded money, Miller said. The man ran from the store and fled north, according to Miller.

The description of the suspect given to police was a male black about 18 years old; 5 feet, 10 inches tall; and 150 pounds with a red cap and red shirt.

Steve Cornett, Tilton police chief, said the armed robbery happened Saturday night at the Dollar General store, 1520 Georgetown Road, Tilton. He said a person came into the business and displayed a gun, or something that looked like a gun. Cornett did not disclose any other information or a description of the suspect.

No one was hurt in either incident.

Tilton police are still investigating another robbery at a local business that happened more than three weeks ago at the Old National Bank branch in the Southgate shopping center, 1628 Georgetown Road, Tilton. The suspect did not display a weapon in that incident.

The man told the teller he wanted to open an account, then handed her two $20 bills and a note that demanded that she give him all of the $50 and $20 bills in the cashier drawers. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

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