Dollar General sued by former employee injured in multiple robberies

  • A former Dollar General is suing the retail giant after he was stabbed and shot in multiple armed robberies at his store in San Antonio, Texas.
  • According to a report from San Antonio Express-News journalist Patrick Danner, Timothy Ray Ramos survived three armed robberies between November 21, 2017 and November 9, 2018.
  • He filed a lawsuit against Dollar General in San Antonio on August 13.
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A former Dollar General employee seriously injured twice during three robberies over the course of 12 months is now filing a lawsuit against the chain.

San Antonio Express-News journalist Patrick Danner reported that ex-store worker Timothy Ray Ramos was stabbed and shot in two separate incidents at the same Dollar General location in San Antonio, Texas.

Ramos was working in the store when it was robbed on November 21, 2017, the newspaper reported. Two weeks later, armed robbers stabbed him in the neck. And on November 9, 2018, a robber shot Ramos multiple times.

Dollar General did not immediately respond to comment, nor did Ramos’ lawyer.

Public records say that Ramos filed an injury lawsuit against Dolar General in San Antonio on August 13. The San Antonio Express-News reported that the former employee is asking for $1 million in his suit. Nathaniel Alexander Panvini, Kameron Anthony Green, and Hector Fabian Aguliar — three robbers that are alleged in injuring Ramos — are also named as defendants.

Dollar General and other dollar store chains, like Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, have been increasingly under scrutiny over violent in-store incidents.

On May 1, Family Dollar security guard Calvin Munerlyn was shot and killed in Flint, Michigan over a dispute about the store’s coronavirus mask policy. On July 24, a gunman also shot and killed two women in a Family Dollar parking lot in Lumberton, North Carolina.

News outlets including CNN and Pro Publica have released extensive reports indicating that dollar store chains like Dollar General and Dollar Tree are prime targets when it comes to robberies and violent crime.

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