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Rochester Police investigating three convenience store armed robberies

Posted at: 12/05/2012 5:35 PM
Updated at: 12/05/2012 11:33 PM

Rochester Police are investigating three convenience store armed robberies that occurred Tuesday into Wednesday.

Police say the first incident happened at the 7 Eleven on Bay Street around 7:00pm Tuesday. The second happened at the 7 Eleven on Dewey Avenue around 9:14pm Tuesday. The third one happened at the 7 Eleven on Emerson Street around 5:46am Wednesday.

Based on the similar suspect descriptions, investigators believe the same suspects may be responsible for all three incidents.

News10NBC talked to a cashier at one of the stores that was robbed. She didn't wish to use her real name, but she did share what it was like when two men came into the store and robbed her at gunpoint.

"My heart was beating fast," says the cashier. "It's scary, you don't know what to do so I just did whatever they asked us to do."

She says they not only demanded money, but cell phones and any personal items.

"They kept cocking the gun," says the cashier. "You could see in their eyes they meant 'give me whatever you got in the drawer or in the store.'"

Rochester Police released surviellance photos of the suspects they believe are involved.

"What we think is significant is the clothing, and hopefully someone viewing the photos will recognize someone from on the street and will call us, so we can further our investigation and close these out." says Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard.  

In each crime, Chief Sheppard says there were two suspects, both armed with similar weapons. The cashier says they were wearing red bandanas and their jackets and jeans were identical.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Rochester Police Department investigator Andrew MacKenzie at 428-9800 or Scott Ferro at 428-1343.