Store workers held hostage in Liberty


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Two robbers spent 30 minutes inside the Family Dollar store in the Union Square Plaza on Gypsy Lane Friday night, holding two employees hostage while waiting for one of them to take money from the store’s safe.

The two men, one white and one black, eventually fled out the back door of the store with the cash, calling out “Thank you from the South Side Boys, b----es.”

The men arrived at the front door of the store around 9 p.m., just before the two female employees were about to lock up, pushed their way in with guns and demanded money from the safe.

The robbers smashed both cordless store phones to prevent any 911 calls,

police said.

Both men were wearing coverings over their faces, and each was wearing cream-colored rubber gloves.

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