Cantonment Dollar General Robbed At Gunpoint

September 10, 2013

An armed robbery Monday night at a Dollar General store on Highway 29 in Cantonment is under investigation.

Witnesses said a tall black male wearing all black, including a dark color hoodie and a mask, entered the store about 8:35 p.m. armed with a handgun and demanded money. The suspect took an undetermined amount of money and then fled on foot northbound into a wooded area near the store.

There were no injuries reported.

The Escambia County Sherif’fs Office was on scene moments after the robbery was reported. Deputes set up a perimeter and used a K-9 to search for the suspect. There was no word of any arrests Monday night.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP or the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436–9620.

Pictured: The scene at the Dollar General in the 1400 block of Highway 29 in Cantonment shortly after a Monday night armed robbery. Reader submitted photos for, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Cantonment Dollar General Robbed At Gunpoint”

  1. David Huie Green on September 14th, 2013 1:03 pm

    Everybody pays taxes.

    Some of the taxes are just hidden on the rent cost, price they pay, et cetera.

    David for letting them know

  2. stanley on September 11th, 2013 5:51 am

    Cmon my people! Evolve already! Makin me look bad. Lol

  3. me on September 10th, 2013 10:14 pm

    Known the clerk for a long time! Scary. Glad hes ok!

  4. mick on September 10th, 2013 6:03 pm

    Indeed as times get worse those lowlifes that aren’t willing to bear the burden of hard times like law abiding, good people do, and those lowlifes choose to prey on good people with no regard for life or property, it is up to civilized society to bear the additional burden of the criminal scourge…therefore we need to track this one down as with all the other scumbags and dispatch them to prison or better yet to meet their maker…

  5. molino jim on September 10th, 2013 3:03 pm

    @JR– Where did you come up with such numbers? There is a new study that should worry you— those who drop out of school and are over 25—less that 30% have or will ever have a job.

  6. Richard Haryy on September 10th, 2013 3:00 pm

    A dark parking lot,over grown bushes and trees inthe lot and the windows all covered with sales ads.Could the owners/managers make it any easier to rob?

  7. JR on September 10th, 2013 11:06 am

    As the economy gets worse, this type of incident will become more common place.
    Sad but true. As a country we are at a tipping point. Half the country pays taxes and the other half does not.

  8. Tina on September 10th, 2013 9:41 am

    Hope they catch the guy! My nephew was in that store and he has a 1 yr old and a baby on the way! This THIEF needs to be caught and sent away forever! If you know anything please contact the police.

  9. Don on September 10th, 2013 9:22 am

    Just in there an hour or less before this happened. Guess I was at the right place at the right time.

  10. DollarG on September 10th, 2013 7:32 am

    …never build a convenience store or a bank next to a “wooded area”…that’s how they always get away…

  11. molino mom on September 10th, 2013 6:00 am

    OMG! So close to home! I guess everywhere is a scary place anymore. Nowhere is safe. Thankful that noone was hurt though. I hope they catch this thug soon!

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