by Heather Asiyanbi

Racine Police Department officers are asking for the public’s help identifying two suspected armed robbers who held up Family Dollar, 2300 Rapids Drive, on Dec. 8.

Witnesses told police that two Hispanic men entered the store armed with handguns. They pointed the firearms at employees and demanded they open the cash register. No one was injured.

Witnesses described the men:

Suspect 1
–Hispanic male
–Approximately 30-40 years old
–Between 180-200 pounds
–Approximately 5’8- 5’10 tall
–Wearing black Yankees baseball hat, a red coat, and a black mask

Suspect 2
–Hispanic male
–18-25 years old
–Weighing approximately 160-180 pounds
–Approximately 5’6- 5’8 tall’
–Wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, and dark colored jeans

This is an open and active investigation. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip with Racine Crime Stoppers at 636-9330, email:, or text message: RACS to 274637(crimes).

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