The Union Recorder


June 17, 2014

Attempted robbery at Dollar General

MILLEDGEVILLE — Police are investigating an attempted robbery caught on tape Sunday night at a local Dollar General store.

Around 10:30 p.m. Milledgeville police units were called out to an alarm at Dollar General on North Columbia Street. A man was attempting to remove a safe from the store.

The incident was recorded on store video surveillance.

According to Maj. Reginald Hill, MPD criminal investigations commander, a vehicle was seen pulling up in front of the store, followed by a man entering the front doors.

The image on the surveillance appeared to have been of a full-sized dark colored vehicle, possibly a Dodge, according to law enforcement officials.

“Once he entered the store, he immediately went to the safe behind the register and attempted to remove it,” Hill said.

The movements of the safe triggered the store alarm system, which caused the unidentified man to run out of the store.

Hill and Det. Anthony Henderson both agree that the robbery may point to someone who had prior knowledge of the location of the safe.

“It’s clear on the video that he had general knowledge of the setup of the store and where the safe was located,” Henderson said.

At one point, the individual tried to conceal his face with a T-shirt as if he knew the placement of the video cameras.

“It’s an unusual case,” said Hill. “Robberies are very rarely attempted so early in the night, especially so soon after the store closed.”

No items were taken from the store, and no one was hurt in the incident.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes or knows of information regarding the individual in the surveillance image to call the MPD Tip Line at 478-414-4413.

Text Only
Local News
web break.jpg

SRC 5.jpg

The Teen Club, as part of the Twin Lakes Library System's Summer Reading Club, and Reference Supervisor Dabney Kinser do candy science experiments to finish up the science themed reading club experience.

07-25 Chatter.JPG

Chatter Boutique owner Amber Patitucci shows off a new shipment of jewelry. The former educator turned businesswoman is celebrating one year of business. To commemorate the event, the store is featuring a birthday bash sale with items at half price.

Local Sports
Local Weather Radar
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot