Woman used pellet gun to rob Springville Dollar General

Woman used pellet gun to rob Springville Dollar General

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Kimberly Ford. Source: Springville Police Kimberly Ford. Source: Springville Police
The suspect can be seen with the rifle, leading the clerk (bottom) to the front of the store. Source: Springville PD/WBRC video The suspect can be seen with the rifle, leading the clerk (bottom) to the front of the store. Source: Springville PD/WBRC video
This is the Dollar General that was robbed Monday morning. Source: Sherea Harris This is the Dollar General that was robbed Monday morning. Source: Sherea Harris
SPRINGVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

A Blountsville woman used a pellet gun to rob the Springville Dollar General in hopes of getting enough cash to bail her boyfriend out of jail, police said Thursday.

Kimberly Nicole Ford, 31, is charged with first degree robbery. She was suspected of robbing the Dollar General on Monday morning with an AR-15 style weapon, forcing the clerk to hand over two tills of money. As it turns out, the gun was fake, according to Springville Police Chief Bill Lyle.

Chief Lyle said Ford tossed the pellet gun from her SUV's window once she saw police officers approaching. Ford also threw out the cash drawers taken from the store, but kept the money. Chief Lyle says her motive in the robbery was to bail her boyfriend out of the jail in Guntersville.

Sumter County deputies and Livingston Police located Ford at a motel in Livingston with her boyfriend. She was arrested at the motel on Tuesday.

Chief Lyle credits the community for watching the news and contacting police with leads that led to Ford's identity and arrest.

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