Mom, child held at gunpoint during Marion Co. robbery

A woman and her daughter were held at gunpoint during a robbery this week, Marion County sheriff's deputies said.

On Sunday, deputies said two armed men, one black and one white, entered a Dollar General and robbed the store. A female customer and her 9-year-old daughter were ordered to the ground by the robbers.

The black male suspect was wearing all black, and had a bandana obscuring his face. The white male suspect was wearing dark grey and also had an obscured face. Both were described as average height and 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

Anyone with information is asked to call call Detective John Lightle at (352) 369-6715. Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867, by texting tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. or at

For Crime Stoppers please reference 16-105 in your tip.


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