TPD: Thieves targeting local dollar stores - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

TPD: Thieves targeting local dollar stores

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo Police need help catching thieves that have been hitting up Family Dollars and Dollar Generals as a way to make easy money.

Police say it's a growing trend as more of those types of stores show up in the area. Thieves either break in and take what they want to sell, or just come in and rob them.

On Tuesday, after hours, a bold pair of thieves smashed through the glass door of the Family Dollar on Bancroft, grabbed a cart, filled it with cleaning supplies and took off. Police say the items are likely sold on the streets for cash.

Around 11 p.m. Wednesday night, an armed man showed up at the Dollar General on Airport Highway, demanding cash.

"This person took a lot of risk," said Sgt. Joe Heffernan. "When he gets caught, he's going to do a lot of time. And he ended up with a lot of money, so it's really kind of a stupid crime to commit. There's a high cost involved if you're going to be doing these types of crimes."

Anyone with information on these incidents should call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • TPD: Thieves targeting local dollar storesMore>>

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Lufkin man accused of having child porn asks for bench trial

    Lufkin man accused of having child porn asks for bench trial

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:32:07 GMT

    A Lufkin man accused of having nude images of a teenage girl will now be facing a bench trial.

    More >>

    A Lufkin man accused of having nude images of a teenage girl will now be facing a bench trial.

    More >>
  • Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:33:05 GMT

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>
  • NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:33:54 GMT
    Source: NISDSource: NISD

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly