Thieves Target Dollar General Stores In Alcorn, Pontotoc


KOSSUTH, Miss. (AP) – Authorities are looking for thieves who have stolen safes from two Dollar General stores in Mississippi and cut open the safe at a Tennessee store in the chain.

Investigators tell The Daily Corinthian ( ) that two men used a heavy chain and a pickup truck to drag a safe out of a Dollar General store on Dec. 24 in Kossuth and Dec. 10 in Thaxton.

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Alcorn County sheriff’s investigator Reggie Anderson says he believes the crimes in Kossuth and in Pontotoc County are related.

In Tennessee, McNairy County Sheriff Department Investigator Robert Hitchborn says a store in Eastview was robbed Dec. 21 by thieves who entered through the back, cut the safe open and left with a significant amount of cash.

Hitchborn says it took them about three minutes.