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Police Investigate Two Armed Robberies

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Two armed robberies within 24 hours of each other have police searching for one possible suspect.

The first was Thanksgiving morning around 4 a.m.  the Stop-N-Go on South University was robbed by a man with a gun.

Then Friday morning again around 4 a.m. a man with the same description held up a Cenex on 25th Street South.

"I know today investigators are working very diligently to follow up on some tips that we have, and also some of the evidence that was presented to them during the incident last night." says Lieutenant Joel Vettel with the Fargo Police Department.

"There certainly is some similarities in the two events, that's something in the investigation we are trying to establish." Lt. Vettel adds.

Both mornings the man is described the same way. A black male wearing a camouflage coat, black pants, black gloves and a black ski mask. 

But the recent robberies doesn't surprise everyone.

"Crime is going to happen anywhere," Callie Roth says, "and it's not necessarily that I feel more unsafe, it just a little bit worse now than it was before."

"I think that's to be expected with our growing population, it's not only going to attract all the good people, but also the bad people as well." Brady Scribner adds.

Police say they are working with convenience stores, and workers, to know what to do when these situations happen.

"I used to work in a convenience store and that's what we were told as well, is don't try and prevent them from robbing the place just try to collect as much information as possible while the thing was going on." Brady says.

Because with the workers information and surveillance video police feel confident in finding the suspect.

"These are types of events that happen periodically in our city, and we've been very successful in finding the individuals and placing them in jail." Lt. Vettel says.

Police add they do have some tips they are following up with, but if you have any information you are asked to contact the Fargo Police Department. The tip line number is 701-241-5777.
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