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March 31, 2013

Duncan police respond to two armed robberies

DUNCAN — Duncan police officers are investigating armed robberies at two Duncan convenience stores, which occurred in the early morning Saturday.

Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Lieutenant of Investigation Det. Joe Shoemake responded to a call regarding an armed robbery at Stripes at 12th and Bois d’Arc. On his ways to the scene, Shoemake received another call about an armed robbery at Loves on East Main Street. The second robbery occurred around 3:29 a.m. In both cases, no one was hurt.

Shoemake said, in the Stripes robbery, two masked men entered the convenience store. One was armed with a gun, while the other was not.

“(The man with the gun) demanded the money,” Shoemake said. “The other guy went to the back and got two boxes of beer. It took about 1 minute.”

The details of the Loves robbery were similar to the previous robbery, Shoemake said. The Loves robbery had two masked men: One armed and one not. The armed man held the store employee at gun point, while the other man collected the money, Shoemake said.

Duncan Police Capt. Jay Evans said the Duncan Police Department knows at least one white male and one Hispanic male are involved. Evans said a vehicle was not seen, but that doesn’t mean one wasn’t nearby.

These aren’t the first two armed robberies to impact convenience stores in the past week.

On Tuesday, police officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at the Chisholm Corner at U.S. Highway 81 and Plato Road.

In that case, two armed men entered the store after 3 a.m. The first man had a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The second man tried to open a register at the drive-through window, but was unsuccessful.

“We do believe it is related to the robbery at (Highway) 81 and Plato,” Shoemake said. “We think there are different people involved, but they all appear to be related.”

Because of the ongoing investigation, Evans declined to comment further on what may have been taken, but did say the suspects were after money. The suspects were wearing hoods, he said.

Anyone with information in these robberies can contact the Duncan Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

“Let’s put an end to it before someone gets hurt,” Shoemake said.

Toni Hopper contributed to this story.

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