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Screwdriver-wielding man robs Family Dollar

NEWPORT — Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Family Dollar store in Newport on Sunday.

The incident took place at around 9 p.m. at the Main Street store location.

A man armed with a screwdriver approached two cashiers and demanded money.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing an Under Amour baseball cap, a grey Carhartt zip-up sweatshirt, shorts, black shoes, and a medical-style face mask.

The man is also described as having a tattoo on his neck.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Newport Police at 802-334-6733.

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