Dayton Family Dollar held up on NYE

The Family Dollar store on James H. McGee in Dayton was robbed Thursday morning. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)
Family Dollar at 440 North James H. McGee Boulevard in Dayton (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are investigating after a Family Dollar was held up on New Year’s Eve.

It happened at the store located at 440 North James H McGee Boulevard around 9 a.m. Thursday.

The manager told police a man walked into the store, confronted him, and announced it was a robbery.

Officials said the suspect kept his hand in his pocket, implying he had a gun, but never showed a weapon. They also said he was wearing gloves.

Police said the suspect forced the manager to open the register and safe and empty them. The suspect then ran out the front door.

Officers estimate the suspect got away with more than $575 in cash.

If you have any information that could help, call Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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