On the heels of last week's bank robbery are two convenience store robberies, the most recent this morning. An armed man entered the Zip Trip at 15504 E. Fourth at about 2:30 a.m. today. The clerk told police that the man brandished a black pistol and demanded cash from the till. He ran south toward an apartment complex. A K9 team tracked the robber to the complex parking lot before losing the scent, said police spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan.
He was described as a white male in his early 20's, about 6' 01" tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black ski mask, black gloves, black pants and shoes and a black "puffy" coat over a white shirt.
The other robbery was at the Holiday Gas Station at 2303 N. Argonne just after 3 a.m. Saturday. The clerk reported seeing a black semi-automatic pistol. The robber in this case was described as a thin white male in his late teens or early 20's. He was wearing dark pants and a white t-shirt as well as a ski mask and gloves. He left heading north on foot.
Anyone with information on the two robberies is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.