Grocery store robber strikes again in Poland Township

POLAND — Police suspect that the same man who robbed grocery stores in Howland, Hubbard and Columbiana was responsible for a robbery at Giant Eagle here on Monday.

Police said that the man came into the store at about 8:45 p.m. and walked to the checkout line to pay for a package of Tic-Tacs. He gave the cashier $2 to pay for the mints and when the cashier opened the register to get the man’s change, he reached into the cash drawer, grabbing more than $1,200, and ran from the store.

The store’s video security footage was reviewed and the man matches the basic description of the suspect of the other robberies, said Brian Goodin, Poland Township police chief. Police are continuing to look for the man after a search of the area with Beaver police dogs yielded no results.

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