Nationwide Dollar Tree spree robber arrested


Coeur d'Alene Dollar Tree robbery suspect

Authorities in Connecticut have arrested a man suspected of robbing ten Dollar Tree and Dollar General stores across the nation, including one in Coeur d'Alene.

Following a robbery in Connecticut, the Connecticut State Parole Office identified the suspect as 53-year-old David D. Hunter of Enfield, Connecticut. Connecticut law enforcement officials along with the FBI were able to track Hunter to a casino in eastern Indiana. The FBI, working with the Lawrenceburg Police Department in Indiana, took Hunter into custody at the casino without incident. Hunter is being held by the FBI on federal charges.

Authorities believe Hunter robbed the Dollar Tree on W. Neider Avenue in Coeur d'Alene on May 28th.  Police say the suspect pulled a gun and demanded money, then took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area. 

This is a joint investigation involving many law enforcement agencies across the country who have worked hard to identify and arrest Hunter. The investigation is ongoing.

(story: Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer, KHQ.com; photo: Coeur d'Alene Police Dept.)

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