Dollar store robbed by armed man

This story was updated at 12:45 p.m. April 9, 2019, to reflect new information about the stolen purse.

A man brandishing a firearm robbed the Dollar Tree store in Homewood on Saturday, April 6, according to Homewood Police.

At 5:13 p.m., police received a report of a robbery at the store, 17510 Halsted St., Homewood. Witnesses told police that a black man with a medium build entered the store and visibly showed a firearm while demanding money from the store clerk.

According to witnesses, the man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap. As he exited the store, the offender grabbed a customer's purse, according to Homewood Police Deputy Chief Denise McGrath.

After leaving the store, he fled the scene in a blue vehicle.

Homewood Police Detective Division is conducting a follow-up investigation and asks anyone with information related to the incident to contact the Criminal Investigation Unit at (708) 206-3420.

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