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Robber steals cash and cigarettes from Jefferson Avenue store

A lone bandit pointed a black handgun at two employees before stealing about $170 in cash and two cartons of cigarettes Sunday night from the Family Dollar Store on Jefferson Avenue, Central District police reported early Tuesday.

The robber fled east on East Utica Street following the holdup, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, police said. The store is at 1307 Jefferson Ave., just south of East Utica.