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Conn. Police Believe ‘Dollar Tree Grandpa Bandit' Has Robbed Stores Nationwide

A man dubbed the “Dollar Tree grandpa bandit,” who is wanted for robberies across the U.S., held up a Dollar Tree store in Connecticut over the weekend, police said.

Authorities believe the man, with his short white hair and mustache, is responsible for robberies from Upstate New York to Idaho.

The man walked into a Dollar Tree on Universal Drive in North Haven on Saturday night, sparked a stun gun and forced two employees into an office, police said. As the two women were in the office, the man emptied the registers and store safe before taking off. 

No injuries were reported.

Police said the “Dollar Tree grandpa bandit” should be considered armed and dangerous.

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