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Published: Saturday, 12/22/2012

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office seeks suspects in 3 armed robberies

BLADE STAFF

MONROE — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help finding the perpetrators of two armed robberies in Berlin Township and another in Frenchtown Township.

About 12:30 a.m. Friday, a woman brandishing a knife entered a BP gas station at 8733 Swan Creek Rd. in Newport and demanded money. After the clerk complied, the woman left on foot with an undisclosed amount. The description of the robber and her actions were similar to those in a robbery Dec. 10 at the same location, according to the sheriff's office.

The suspect in both incidents was described as white, heavyset, and wearing a white bandanna, a dark zip-up hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, and black athletic shoes.

The circumstances of the two robberies were similar to an incident Friday in which a Circle K convenience store on North Dixie Highway in Frenchtown Township was robbed, deputies said.

About 3:10 a.m. a man entered the store, threatened the clerk with a knife, and took cash and cartons of cigarettes. The man then ran west across North Dixie and into the woods.

The man was described as white, of thin build, and wearing a white bandanna, a dark zip-up hooded jacket, dark pants, and red and black shoes. He was carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 734-243-7070.



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