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Family Dollar Armed Robbery: Leave the Diapers, Take the Cash

More than $1,400 was stolen from the North Decatur store Sunday night.

An armed robber held up the Family Dollar in North Decatur on Sunday night, demanding money and diapers before fleeing, DeKalb County police said.

The suspect walked into the store at 2615 North Decatur Road just before 8 p.m. and approached a clerk with his hands in his pockets, the police report said. He grabbed the clerk, and she told police she saw a black handgun in his waistband or pocket.

"Come over here," the suspect said, pushing her toward the front of the store. "Get all the money out the safe."

A witness was standing in front of the suspect and the clerk.

"Don't stand there stuck on stupid," the supsect said, and the witness stepped out of the way.

The clerk opened the safe and handed the supsect more than $1,400 in cash.

"Give me some Pampers, number four," the suspect said.

The clerk gave him the diapers, but he left them before fleeing.

BurningBridges February 15, 2013 at 12:27 PM
"Don't stand there stuck on stupid" - my new favorite saying.
Susan Kellett Gue February 15, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Was his name H.I. McDunnough by chance? ;) " I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got. "
Jonathan Cribbs February 15, 2013 at 04:58 PM
I said the same thing on Facebook this morning.
kathleen m. lindstrom February 15, 2013 at 06:13 PM
I am wondering how useful it is to comment on the "dollar" amount stolen??? Perhaps "an undisclosed amount" would be more appropriate, and keep the bullseye off FAMILY DOLLAR and other area businesses.
dianne joy February 15, 2013 at 06:23 PM
If he really needed the diapers, he would have gone to Diaper Depot.
Jonathan Cribbs February 15, 2013 at 11:25 PM
It's a fair argument. But there's plenty of information I didn't disclose that's in the report. I decided to include the dollar amount because it was in there. I understand your point, but that number didn't, to me, seem surprising or worth concealing. I would imagine most small businesses like that have a comparable amount of cash on hand at the end of the night (within a few hundred dollars).
Ms. February 16, 2013 at 07:56 PM
He'll be a great dad
Jesse Angell February 18, 2013 at 02:46 PM
The diapers are probably for him. Cash for the drugs and diapers for when he passes out for days at a time. Things tend to get messy in a meth house.
Carrie Redwine February 18, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Don't stand there stuck on stoopid! Gotta love this town i swear!

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