Dollar store robbed in Region 8, nearby fire may be connected

PORTAGEVILLE, MO (KAIT) – A Region 8 police department is looking for a couple of men whom allegedly robbed a Dollar General Store on Wednesday night.

According to the Portageville Police Department in Missouri, two white men entered the store demanding money from the cashier, and threatened the cashier before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police say the men were wearing black, hooded jackets, black gloves, and blue jeans at the time of the crime. Police also say a witness outside the store told them suspects left in red Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am headed east on Highway 162.

According to police, the Portageville Fire Department responded to a fire about the same time as the robbery and believe to the incidents were connected.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Portageville Police Department at (573) 379-5500.

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