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Two Durham convenience stores robbed

Posted October 23, 2008

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— Durham police are investigating two convenience store robberies.

The first robbery was reported at 12:16 a.m. on Oct. 17 at Cruizers, 3578 Hillsborough Rd. A man entered the store, approached a clerk and demanded money, police say. The man implied that he had a gun, but no weapon was seen.

The man fled in a tan or gold four-door vehicle. He was described as a African American, 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall and 170 to 190 pounds. He was wearing a blue ball cap.

The second robbery was reported at 1:08 a.m. on Oct. 19 at the BP convenience store, 3511 Hillsborough Rd. A man entered the store and attempted to buy beer, but his credit card did not go through. The man then ran around the counter and grabbed cash from the register, police say. He implied that he had a gun, but no weapon was seen.

The suspect in the BP robbery was described as African American, 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall and approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a blue ball cap, a gray sweater, a black shirt and black pants.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that the same person committed both robberies.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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