Employee robbed while leaving Family Dollar store in Macon

A masked man armed with a knife robbed an employee of Family Dollar, 951 Hillcrest Blvd., about 8 a.m. Sunday as the employee walked outside with five bank bags full of money, according to Macon police.

The employee told police the robber didn’t say anything, but was pointing the knife at her. She gave him the bank bags and watched as he ran toward Hillcrest Avenue, according to a police report.

Police later recovered a black ski mask in the woods behind a vacant building on Hillcrest Avenue.

The employee was not injured, according to the report.