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Raleigh police: Tuesday night robberies not related

Posted November 26, 2008 8:06 a.m. EST
Updated November 26, 2008 8:42 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police say two robberies and one attempted robbery at convenience stores during a one-hour span Tuesday night were not related.

The first one happened around 9:30 p.m. at a Handee Hugos on Capital Boulevard. A masked black man entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the female clerk, police said.

About 45 minutes later, officers responded to a Handee Hugos on Western Boulevard. There, a black man between the ages of 16 and 20 came into the store with a black coat over his head. He had a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, police said.

In both robberies, the men got away with money. No one was hurt.

Around 10:30 p.m., two people went inside a Pack Mart on Ashe Avenue with a weapon. One of the clerks surprised the two people and they left without any money.

Police ask anyone with information about the cases to contact Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME (226-2743).