The North Olmsted Police were dispatched to the Dollar General, 3785 Clague Road, at approximately 1850 hours for attempted robbery. Police were met with store employees who stated one was working the register when she observed a male jump onto the counter and start demanding money from the register. The male suspect kept stating “give me the money, give me the money,” while holding a gun in front of her face. The male then stated “if you don’t hurry up, I will shoot you in the face.” The employee tried several times to open the register but was unable to. A second employee, who was on lunch in the back room at this time, heard the male screaming and immediately ran out to the front of the store. She tried opening the register at which time both males fled the scene. The employees stated the males did not steal anything.
The suspect who jumped on the counter was wearing all dark clothing and wearing a tan bandanna around his face. The gun was described as a black handgun, unknown make or model. The second suspect was described as a black male, dressed in all black clothing. The second employee stated she heard the second male tell the first male “we gotta go.”
Police also spoke to a customer in the store at the time of the attempted robbery. He states after shopping in General Dollar with his wife for approximately 7 minutes, he saw a male run into the store and jump up onto the counter. The customer stated it looked like he pulled out a firearm and pointed it at the store employee. He then heard the male suspect yell “give me all the money.” The customer and his wife then fled out the emergency exit on the side of the store. He could not provide a description of the male suspect.
NOPD, Westlake and Fairview Units searched the areas of Kennisgton Court and east down Lorain Road to Camelot Inn with negative results. Officers stopped by CVS Pharmacy across from General Dollar and viewed their video footage. The video surveillance shows both suspects walking from the Kensington Court area and toward General Dollar.
The Dollar General Store Manager provided a video surveillance of the Robbery.