Youngstown PD: Woman with plan to rob Dollar General arrested

Officers responded to a 911 call from the Dollar General on McCartney Road around 8 p.m. Thursday

Jalissa Sweeney

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested a Youngstown woman Thursday evening who they said was planning to rob a Dollar General store.

Officers responded to a 911 call from the Dollar General on McCartney Road around 8 p.m.

Employees said that Mia Grandberry, 23, came in and bought a pack of gum before telling them that 22-year-old Jalissa Sweeney, who was sitting in a car outside, was planning to rob the store. Grandberry said Sweeney had a gun, but that it wasn’t real.

After that, Grandberry walked out of the store and sat in the car she was talking about with Sweeney.

When police arrived, they ordered both women out of the car.

Officers found a loaded BB gun, Halloween mask and gloves inside, according to a police report.

Mia Grandberry, of Youngstown, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Pennsylvania.
Mia Grandberry

Grandberry told officers that Sweeney said earlier that she wanted to rob the store.

When they got to Dollar General, Sweeney gave her money to buy something and said she would go inside after and rob the store, according to police. That’s when Grandberry told employees about Sweeney’s plan.

Sweeney faces a charge of possessing criminal tools, and was taken to Mahoning County Jail.

Police learned that Grandberry had an outstanding warrant from Pennsylvania, and arrested her as well.

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