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Dollar General manager says 2 young men robbed store
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The Dollar General on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville was robbed Sept. 16, 2018. - photo by Nick Watson

Two men, with their faces covered, robbed a Dollar General store in Gainesville of nearly $500 Sunday night, according to police and a store employee.

Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said two men entered the Thompson Bridge Road store around 9:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. One of the suspects carried a handgun and demanded money from the employees.

Store manager Ashley Hewell came in after the incident, saying there was $492.83 taken from the store.

“On the video, they looked to be two young males … I couldn’t really see their faces. They had their faces covered,” she said, adding the material looked like a cut-up white T-shirt.

The first suspect wore glasses, jeans, white tennis shoes and a hoodie pulled over his head. The hoodie was mostly gray with black sleeves, Hewell said.

The second suspect also had on jeans, gray tennis shoes and a gray hoodie.

No one was injured in the incident.

Van said the suspects ran away from the store after taking the money. Two employees were in the store at the time.

“One subject was described as a younger white male, possibly in his 20s and (the) other subject was an unknown race male,” Van said.

Anyone with information can call Gainesville Police at 770-534-5251.

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