Mobile Police: Man robs Dollar General with screwdriver


MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — According to the Mobile Police Department, a man was arrested over New Year’s weekend for robbing a store in Mobile.

Officers say they responded to a call about a robbery at a Dollar General Store on Sunday, Jan. 2.

Herman Files, 51, allegedly entered the store and began hiding items. When the store clerk confronted Files, he threatened her with a screwdriver, according to MPD.

Files fled the scene before police arrived but were later picked up by officers when they recognized a man fitting his description.

The incident occurred right after 11 a.m. at 1320 Springhill Avenue near the intersection of St. Stephens Road and Springhill Avenue.

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