Armed Robbers Force Employees To The Ground

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Police were looking for information about two men who robbed a northeast Columbus Family Dollar store at gunpoint.

It happened around 8:20 Thursday night at 2372 Cleveland Avenue, just north of east Hudson Street.

Police said the two suspects were both about 18-years-old. Witnesses said one suspect was white and the other was black.

Witnesses said one suspect guarded the door while the second held up a gun and ordered the three store employees to get on the ground.

The second suspect then moved to the front counter and bagged up cash and ciagarettes.

Witnesses said he held a gun to one of the female employees and threatened to shoot her in the head if the store manager made any moves.

Officers said the suspects drove off, possibly in a Buick.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-4881.

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