Shiloh police investigate two armed robberies

News-DemocratJuly 26, 2013 

Shiloh Police are looking for two men in connection with two separate armed robberies that took place within hours of each other early Friday.

The Midwest Petroleum Station at 1551 Hartman Lane was robbed around 5:15 a.m. Friday by a suspect described as a black male in his teens or early 20s standing 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a thin build. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with "Louisville" in red lettering, blue jeans and blue Converse shoes.

The suspect entered the store, showed the clerk a handgun and demanded money, according to Shiloh Police Detective Sgt. Kyle Bade. The clerk complied and gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash. The man then fled the store on foot.

Just after 8 a.m. police received another call reporting an armed robbery. This time, police responded to the State Cleaners at 2417 Lebanon Ave. The suspect in that robbery also displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee.

The suspect was described by the clerk as a black male, about 6 feet tall with a thin build and wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt with lettering on it. The victim described the suspect as young-looking, according to police. The clerk in the second robbery also complied to the robber's demands and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

No one was injured during either robbery and the clerk was the only person in the store at the time of both crimes.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the suspect or the robberies to call the Shiloh Police Department at 632-9047 or Bade at 410-6735. Information can also be e-mailed to Bade at kbade@shilohil.org.

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