On Jan. 12 at 12:23 a.m. an armed suspect displaying a black semi automatic pistol entered the 7-11 at 904 E. Market Street and demanded cash from the vault. The clerk did not have access to the vault and the suspect then took an undisclosed amount of money from the register drawer and fled on foot from the location. The suspect is believed to be a white male of medium build, 18-25 years of age, and wearing a light gray sports-type jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt underneath, as well as a black face mask and black jeans.
Twelve minutes later, in what police believe is an unrelated case, an AM/PM at 719 W. Heron Street had a male customer enter the store and try to purchase cigarettes with a debit card. The card was denied and the male then took the cigarettes and assaulted the employee as he fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, 35-45 years old, about 6'2-6'5, and weighing 180-200 lbs. The suspect had a brown goatee and wore prescription glasses, a dark green hooded sweatshirt, and light-colored blue jeans.
If anyone has any information to assist in the two separate investigations, they are asked to call the Tip Line at 538-4450.