Armed robbers hold 9-year-old, mother at gunpoint

OCALA-- A mother and her 9-year-old daughter are okay after two armed robbers held them at gunpoint while they robbed a Dollar General.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said they responded to the Dollar General located in the 800 block of Marion Oaks Manor for reports of a robbery. 

After conducting interviews and reviewing store surveillance video, it was discovered a black and white male in their 20's entered the business, held a woman and her 9-year-old daughter at gunpoint, and demanded money from the employees.

The black male suspect was wearing all black, and had a bandana obscuring his face, and the white male suspect was wearing dark grey and also had an obscured face. Both were described as average height with a slight build. The suspects may be driving a black passenger car with what was described as a "horizontal" tail light, and may have familiarity with the area of Marion Oaks.

Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on their identity and/or location, please call Detective John Lightle at 352-369-6715 or You can phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP.

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