3 men broke into Family Dollar store on Detroit’s east side and stole safe, police say
DETROIT – Police are investigating after three suspects broke into a Family Dollar store on Detroit’s east side and stole a safe. The incident happened on Sept. 12 at 4 a.m. at a Family Dollar store in the 9900 block of East Jefferson Avenue and stole the store’s safe. Police said there was money in the safe. Police said the suspects were all men who were wearing masks and gloves. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s 7th Precinct by calling 313-596-5740 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Man killed, woman injured in shooting outside Ecorse Family Dollar
ECORSE, Mich. – A man was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting late Wednesday night outside a Family Dollar store in Ecorse. The shooting happened in the parking lot of the business on Southfield Road near Jefferson Avenue. Police said a man and a woman were sitting in the car just before 9 p.m. when the man was shot and killed. Family Dollar EcorseThe man is believed to have been in his 30s. Anyone with information on this deadly shooting needs to contact the Ecorse Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP.
Eastpointe police seek man who told Family Dollar cashier he was armed during robbery
EASTPOINTE, Mich. – A man told an Eastpointe Family Dollar cashier he was armed when he robbed the store Monday morning. Police said the man entered the store at 18040 9 Mile Road at 9:15 a.m. He told the cashier he had a gun and kept his hand in his pocket as he demanded cash, police said. When the cashier handed the man money, he fled in an unknown direction. He was wearing a zip-up black hoodie, black pants, black shoes and dark-colored glasses.
Dollar Tree, citing tariffs, cuts outlook and shares plunge
FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, a shopper searches her purse outside a Dollar Tree store in Encinitas, Calif. Dollar Tree Inc. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $255.8 million. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)CHESAPEAKE, VA – Dollar Tree reported weak third quarter profits and trimmed its full-year guidance citing higher tariffs. Dollar Tree said if fully implemented, the tariffs will increase their costs by $19 million in the fourth quarter, or 6 cents per share. Dollar Tree is also still working to integrate its Family Dollar businesses, acquired in 2015 for almost $9 billion. Even with the sharp decline Tuesday, Dollar Tree shares are still up about 12% in the last 12 months.
2 men wanted for robbing dollar store manager on Detroit's east side, police say
(WDIV)DETROIT - Detroit police are searching for two men who robbed the manager of a dollar store on the city's east side, officials said. The robbery happened at 8:03 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Family Dollar at 9911 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, according to authorities. The men robbed the manager of the store and ran away north on Pennsylvania Street, police said. One man was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes, police said. The other man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, camouflage pants and white shoes, according to authorities.
Price gouging concerns hit Tampa ahead of Hurricane Dorian
Tampa (WFTS) - ABC Action News has learned that the Florida Attorney General has already fielded hundreds of complaints about price gouging while people prepare for Hurricane Dorian. A company spokesperson sent ABC Action News a brief statement on Friday after we asked about the price inflation. Doyel also notified the state's price gouging hotline and says she spoke directly with Florida AG Ashley Moody. Individuals or businesses found guilty of price gouging could face fines up to $1,000 per violation, or up to a maximum of $25,000 per day. I have activated Florida's Price Gouging Hotline in an effort to prevent gouging, so Floridians can afford essential items now.
Dollar stores face growing scrutiny
Yet a wave of cities and towns have passed laws curbing the expansion of Dollar General and Dollar Tree, which bought Family Dollar in 2015. Advocates of tighter controls on dollar stores say the big chains intentionally cluster multiple stores in low-income areas. Dollar General and its dollar store rivals mostly sell snacks, drinks, canned foods and vegetables, household supplies and personal care products at rock-bottom prices. Dollar stores can open quickly in new areas because they are small and have lower operating costs than grocery stores. Family-owned grocery stores operate at razor-thin profit margins and dollar stores can pressure them with lower prices, experts say.
Dearborn Heights police search for suspected Tide Pods thief
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. - Dearborn Heights police are searching for a woman accused of stealing more than $80 worth of Tide Pods from a dollar store. Police said the woman walked into the Family Dollar on Van Born Road at 1:24 p.m. Saturday. She went to the back of the store and placed two containers of Tide Pods, worth a total of $80.56, inside a black purse, according to authorities. She left the store and the manager called the Dearborn Heights Police Department, officials said. Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to call Dearborn Heights police at 313-277-7716.