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Weapons brandished in two store robberies

<p>In the second such theft of the weekend, two knife-wielding menrobbed a city business early yesterday, although police are not yetdrawing a link between the two holdups.</p>

In the second such theft of the weekend, two knife-wielding men robbed a city business early yesterday, although police are not yet drawing a link between the two holdups.


At 3:47 a.m. yesterday, two men entered the 7-Eleven store at 163 Bell St., where they forced the clerk to give them the cash register drawer at knifepoint, said Ottawa police Sgt. Martin LeBlanc. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries.


Police seek two suspects. Both are described as English-speaking, white males, about five-foot-nine, with thin builds. Those descriptions roughly match the suspects in a Friday afternoon robbery, in which two men brandishing knives held up the Bayshore Pharmacy at 3029 Carling Ave.


Police, however, said it was too early in the investigation to draw a link between the two.


In Friday’s theft, the suspects approached the pharmacist and demanded narcotics. There were no injuries.


In yesterday’s incident, the first suspect was wearing a dark jacket with a white stripe, a dark hooded shirt, a dark baseball cap with a white brim, dark-coloured pants and white shoes. He was armed with a large kitchen knife.


The second suspect was wearing a dark-coloured jacket with a black and white camouflage-patterned hooded sweatshirt underneath, dark jeans and white shoes. He also had a black bandana covering his face and was armed with a knife.
-tracey.tong@metronews.ca

 
 
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