The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week.

On September 9th officers were detailed to the Dollar General Store, located at 3797 East Rt. 36 in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke with store employees who advised at approx. 8:30pm an unknown male subject entered the business. He walked to the checkout counter area, picked up a candy bar and then handed the cashier money to pay for the candy bar. When the store employee opened the register to get the suspect his change, he quickly lunged over the counter and tried to remove the cash drawer. The store employee tried to stop the suspect but was unsuccessful. The suspect fled the business in an unknown direction with the cash drawer. We need your help in solving this crime.

The suspect was described as a b/m in his late 20’s to early 30’s. He was approx. 5ft 3inches tall and weighed 115 pounds. He was wearing a red sweatshirt, dark colored pants and a red & blue baseball hat.

If you have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week.