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Athens police searching for Dollar General armed robbery suspect

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ATHENS, TN (WRCB) - Athens Police are investigating an armed robbery  that happened Tuesday morning at the Dollar General on South White Street.

The robbery happened just after 10 a.m., when officers arrived they spoke to an employee who told police that a white male in a red jacket had purchased a $200 gift card and left store. 

As the male was leaving the store, a black male with a slender build wearing a dark jacket and hat with an eagle on the front it brandished a small caliber hand gun demanding money from the register. 

The victim had to scan a pack of chewing gum to open the register and then handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then left the store on foot on the north side building.  
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