Video shows man holding woman, 9-year-old at gunpoint, deputies say

Incident reported at Dollar General in Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men in connection with an armed robbery Monday.

Officers were called to the Dollar General Store off Marion Oaks Manor, where authorities said two men entered the store and robbed the employees at gunpoint.

A customer and her 9-year-old daughter were forced to the floor at gunpoint by one of the two men, deputies said.

The suspects were described as a black man and a white man in their 20s.

"They were heavily dressed. You know, hiding any possible identification and they entered the store. They went around the store and tried to, found as many clerks and customers as possible," said Lauren Lettelier, the Marion County Sheriff's Office PIO.

The black man was wearing all black clothing with a bandanna around his face.

The white man was wearing dark gray clothing, deputies said.

"When the detective was looking at it this morning with me, we were cutting up the video, looking at the video. Even then, he was looking at the video and he just couldn't even believe what he was seeing. So even for someone who does these cases on a daily basis, this is a horrendous crime. A very heinous crime," Lettelier said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP or 352-368-7867.


ARMED ROBBERS HOLD 9 YEAR OLD GIRL AND HER MOTHER AT GUNPOINT HELP US IDENTIFY AND ARREST THESE SUSPECTS!!! On 10/16/16, the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the Dollar General located at 896 Marion Oaks Manor, in reference to a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a black male and white male in their 20's entered the business and forcefully robbed the employees at gun point. Also present at the business was a customer and her nine year-old daughter, who were ordered to the ground at gun point by one of the suspects. The black male suspect was wearing all black, and had a bandana obscuring his face, and the white male suspect was wearing dark grey and also had an obscured face. Both were described as average height and slight build. The suspects may be driving a black passenger car with what was described as a "horizontal" tail light, and may have familiarity with the area of Marion Oaks. Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous!! If you have any information on their identity and/or location, please call Detective John Lightle at 352-369-6715 OR You can phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. For Crime Stoppers please reference 16-105 in your tip. Also for Crime Stoppers -If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for an award of up to $1000. (MCSO#16-34494 J. Lightle)

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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