Albany police investigate pair of convenience store holdups
ALBANY Albany police are investigating two separate robberies that occurred at convenience stores.
Officers responded to the Pearl Street Market, at 213 S. Pearl St., about 10 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, the victim said a man entered the store armed with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money. The victim told officers the suspect displayed the weapon and then fled the store before getting any money.
The suspect is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s. He is about 5-foot-8 and was last seen wearing dark clothing.
Just after midnight today, officers responded to Boulevard Grocery at 139 Henry Johnson Blvd. for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived, the victims told police a male entered the store armed with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as black man, about 5-foot-8 and last seen wearing dark clothing.
Police are trying to determine if the incidents are related.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany police Detective Division at 462-8039.