Boardman police make arrest in dollar store robbery


Township police arrested a man wanted in connection with a dollar store robbery Monday.

Darin Jenkins, 45, of Market Street in Boardman, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated robbery, according to a police report. 

The charge stems from an incident reported at a Market Street Dollar General Feb. 11, according to the report. 

A store employee told police a man had entered the store, walked up to the cash register and said, “I have a gun in my backpack, give me some cash.”

When the cashier asked if he was serious, the man demanded five cigarette packs, which the cashier gave him. 

The total value of the stolen items is $35, according to the report. 

When Jenkins was arrested, he denied saying he had a gun on him, police said. 

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