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Two persons of interest have emerged in last week’s late-night robbery of the Dollar General Store in the Radcliff Plaza.
Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said two individuals are being investigated by detectives. He would give no additional details because it is an ongoing police investigation.
The store was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money shortly before closing at 9 p.m. Jan. 9. A man entered the store before it closed and a few minutes later pulled out a pistol and robbed the store, Shumate said.
The robbery was the latest in a string of recent robberies in the northern end of the county.
On Nov. 25, the City Cab office in Radcliff was robbed when, according to the business owner, a man with a shotgun entered the office through a back door. Behind him, he said, were three others armed with handguns.
Shumate said the investigation into that robbery remains open.
On Nov. 16, the Dollar General Store on Highland Avenue in Vine Grove was robbed at gunpoint, netting the thieves about $100, according to Vine Grove Police.
VGPD Capt. Dale Riggs said police there have “followed up on a couple of leads.” The case in Vine Grove is ongoing.
Shumate said there are some precautions business owners can take against robbery, such as notifying police when they see suspicious behavior.
“We would rather get the call and get to the business then not get it,” he said. “Sometimes it’s just hard when the store is busy and it will come out of nowhere. We don’t get upset when a business calls and tells us they have someone in the store we need to check out. We would rather folks to be overly cautious.
“Sometimes it’s hard to know if people are walking in your business for honest to goodness business or to run afoul,” he said.
Shumate said information from the public is helpful in solving crimes such as these.
Anyone with information can contact the RPD detective division at 351-5147 or at 351-TIPS, or Hardin County Crime Stoppers at (800) 597-8123. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminals. Informants may keep their identities anonymous.
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