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MPD: Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

Armed robbery at Dollar General on April 16, 2018. (Mobile Police) Armed robbery at Dollar General on April 16, 2018. (Mobile Police)

Investigators have their hands full with a brazen crook who hit up two stores in just a couple of hours. The target both times: Dollar General stores; one in Ocean Springs, the other in Mobile. Surveillance cameras were rolling both times.

FOX10 News began asking questions when we noticed the guns used in both hold ups looked the same in the video. We called Mobile Police and Ocean Springs Police, connecting investigators on both cases. Now they are working together. An Ocean Springs investigator tells FOX10 News, it appears it's the same guy using the same gun.

It was a terrifying start to the week for a couple Dollar General employees Monday morning. Two brazen robberies, two hours apart, in two states. But investigators say it's the same robber. 

One of them happened in Ocean Springs around 8:00 a.m. Then just two hours later, almost the same thing happened again in Mobile, at the Dollar General on Azalea Road near Airport Blvd.

Not only does it look like the same gun, it's the same M.O: in the videos, the crook threatens the cashier with a gun and goes straight for the register, grabs the cash, and takes off. 

Meanwhile, Mobile Police investigators are already looking into a much more violent robbery caught on camera last week, again in broad daylight.

All three shocking crimes, were close calls for innocent employees. Now investigators hope the videos, help put the crooks behind bars. 

Police say the robber in Mobile was wearing a grey hoodie, black jeans, and a dark cap. He was last seen running east through the Dollar General parking lot near the Old Cabana apartments. If you know who he is, call Mobile Police at (251) 208-7211. 

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