Albany PD investigate 2 commercial armed robberies

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Albany police are investigating two separate commercial armed robberies that occurred in the City of Albany.

On Friday Jan.11, 2013 at 4:00 a.m., officers responded to Exxon, located at 553 Washington Ave. for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived, the clerk stated that two males entered the store armed with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money. The clerk said that he complied and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and several packs of cigarettes.

Suspects are described as follows:

  1. Black male, 5'8″, 120 lbs., wearing a black jacket and dark pants.
  2. Black male, 140 lbs., wearing a dark grey jacket, darks pants, and a white hooded sweatshirt.

On the same day at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers responded to Capital Discount, located at 107 Central Ave. for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived, the clerk stated that two males entered the store armed with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money. The clerk told police that suspects took the cash register from the counter and fled the scene.

Suspects in this robbery are described as follows:

  1. Black male, 30 years of age, 5'6″, 190 lbs., wearing a white, black, and gray plaid coat, dark jeans, and grey hat.
  2. Black male, 20 years of age, 5'7″, 140lbs., wearing an orange sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a mask covering his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detectives Division at (518) 462-8039.

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