MPD releases photos of Family Dollar thief and offered $10,000 reward

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Police Mobile have released surveillance footage of the suspect who shot and robbed a Navco Road Family Dollar employee.

FOX 10 News was on the scene just as mobile police and paramedics arrived. According to MPD, the suspect entered the store around 8.20pm and acted as if he was making a purchase – before stopping at nothing to get the money.

“I just tried to reach the register – once the register was opened – the suspect pulled his gun from his belt and reached the register. The poor cashier tried to resist and was shot for his bravery,” said said Sgt. John Young, mobile police.

The suspect would leave on foot, taking the entire drawer full of cash. The employee who was shot in the stomach was rolled onto a stretcher and was conscious and alert when taken to hospital. We are told he is still in hospital and is expected to be fine.

We are told that customers were also inside the store at the time of the shooting.

“It’s scary, because I could have been one of the customers at the store. And the fact that you can’t even work and earn a living without someone coming to steal your job — and trying to. .. you know — it’s pathetic,” one woman said.

The store remained closed on Friday. Customers tell us it’s a tragedy — they’re not surprised.

“I mean it’s a high crime area – that’s what it is. Get patrolmen here – that’s probably why this Piggly Wiggly here closes at 8 – they’re scared to be open said one woman.

Family Dollar is now putting a $10,000 cash reward behind information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, believed to be in his 20s.

“Money talks and even this man’s mother loves $10,000,” said Sgt. Young. “We are therefore confident that the peace-loving citizens of Mobile will do so out of duty and money does not hurt.”

Police consider the suspect armed and dangerous. If you know who he is or recognize him, do not approach him, instead call the mobile police at 251-208-7211.

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