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Deputies investigating armed robbery in Sierra Vista

Posted at 9:57 AM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 20:24:24-04

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Family Dollar at 4155 S Highway 92 in Sierra Vista Saturday night. 

The caller told authorities that at 9:10 p.m. Saturday a white man dressed in all black with a hood was in the store and brandished a silver handgun.

Deputies say the suspect escorted the caller and and another employee to the back office and told them to stay there.

The suspect then went to the front of the store and took all of the telephones and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Deputies say the suspect then went back to the office and had the caller unlock the front door to allow him to exit. then escorted her back to the office and told them to wait 30 minutes.

The caller waited 3 minutes before calling for help. 

Deputies say there were no injuries sustained during this incident.

Deputies are continuing to investigate this incident.