Dispatches for Jan. 12

Calls to local emergency services

Two unrelated robberies have Aberdeen police looking for tips on suspects

Two robberies, one armed, in Aberdeen occurring around 12:30 a.m. Thursday have police on the lookout for two male subjects.

An armed suspect entered the 7-Eleven on East Market Street at 12:23 a.m. brandishing a black semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash from the vault. The clerk had no access to the vault, so the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money out of the register drawer and fled on foot. Sergeant Darrin King with the Aberdeen Police Department says the suspect was a white male, of medium build, 18-25 years old and was wearing a light gray sports-type jacket with a black hoodie underneath. He was wearing a black face mask and black jeans.

Just 12 minutes later, in what police believe is an unrelated case, the AM/PM at 719 West Heron Street had a male customer enter the store and try to purchase cigarettes with a debit card. The card was denied and the male then took the cigarettes and assaulted the employee as he fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, 35-45 years old about 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 180-200 pounds and having a brown goatee, prescription glasses and wearing a dark green hooded sweatshirt and light colored blue jeans.

If anyone has any information to assist in the two separate investigations they are asked to call the Tip Line at 538-4450.