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Two convenience stores robbed early Saturday morning

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A convenience store in the 1000 block on Henderson Highway was robbed by a lone male armed with a weapon at about 2 a.m. on Saturday.

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. The lone employee was not hurt.

The suspect is described as aboriginal in appearance, 18-25 years of age, with a thin build and dark hair.

Another store in the 1000 block on McPhillips St. was robbed of cigarettes early Saturday morning by a lone male armed with a weapon.

The suspect fled on foot. The employee was not hurt.

The suspect is described as aboriginal in appearance, 18-20 years of age with short, shaved black hair.

Police said the robberies may be linked, but are still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding these matters  or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

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