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Surveillance cameras capture Vandergrift Dollar General robbery

Chuck Biedka
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Courtesy of Vandergrift police
A robber enters the Vandergrift Dollar General store on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in this surveillance photo made public by police.
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Courtesy of Vandergrift police
Vandergrift police have made public surveillance photos of the Tuesday, April 30, 2019, robbery of the Dollar General store along Franklin Avenue.

The search is continuing for a man who robbed the Dollar General store in Vandergrift last week.

Vandergrift police have released surveillance photos of the April 30 crime and are seeking tips regarding the case.

The photos show the robber entering and leaving the store in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue and standing at the cash register.

The robber held his hand inside the left pocket of a hooded sweatshirt to suggest he was holding a gun, but a gun wasn’t shown, according to Officer Bill Moore.

The images show the man was wearing a dark or gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He had a white-and-black bandana over his face. He also wore sunglasses during the robbery.

Police have sent DNA samples to the crime lab for testing.

Chief Joe Caporali said police are seeking information from anyone who might have seen the man before or after the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vandergrift police at 724-568-5507 or 911.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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