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Dollar General robbed in Colbert, OK

By: Dia Wall Email
By: Dia Wall Email

COLBERT, OK -- Colbert Police need your help identifying a man who forced his way inside the Dollar General store in Colbert last night.

He is considered armed and could be dangerous, according to police. He is described as a white man in his 40s or 50s and about six feet tall.

"The man was from what I understand belligerent in the way he talked, forced them to give the money and told them if they didn't hand over the money they would be shot," said Colbert Police Chief Mike Graham.

The entire robbery was caught on Dollar General's surveillance system, said Graham.

"The video actually captured him coming in through the entrance, demanding the money, telling them to pull out from the register as you can see a lot of hand movement and stuff like that. You can tell that he's telling them to get the money. After he gets the money he's wanting to make sure he has all the money then tells everyone to get down on the ground and not to look at him," said Graham.

The police are working this as an armed robbery, even though the man only said that he had a gun.

"At no time was a weapon brandished but you can tell that he's making someone believe that he has something in his coat pocket in his right hand," said Graham.

Two store clerks, a woman and her young daughter were all in the store at the time of the robbery. Although they were shaken up, officers are now interviewing them.

"It's a traumatic deal that you go through whether or not somebody actually sees a gun or anything, just the fact that you could lose your life over a little bit of money. It's something very scary for anyone to go through," said Graham.

Anyone with information on the suspect should contact local law enforcement.

"The quicker we can get someone into custody, the better off we are. It makes the community feel a lot better too because they know that person is off the street," said Graham.

The Colbert Police Department is sending the surveillance video to the OSBI to get it enhanced.


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