Armed woman robs Opelika dollar store

A discount store in Opelika was robbed by an armed woman Wednesday morning, according to police.

Opelika police Capt. Allan Elkins said a woman armed with a silver pistol entered the Dollar General store on Pepperell Parkway just before noon yesterday.

She robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash, then ran out the back door and fled on foot toward Birmingham Highway.

The suspect is described as a black woman, about 5-feet-8-inches tall and about 200 pounds. She was wearing a light-blue hooded jacket, light-blue pants and light-blue shoes.

Anyone with information on this case can contact the Opelika police department at 334-705-5200.