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Police: Suspect in CVS robbery may be connected to other crimes

Police investigating armed robbery at State Street CVS (WRGB)

BURNT HILLS , NY (WRGB)--State Police are searching for a man in connection with an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Burnt Hills.

Police say the man is around 6'4 in his mid 30's and was wearing a Yankees baseball hat. They say he showed a black pistol and may have gotten into a black sedan.

At this time, police have not said whether the man was able to get away with anything from the store.

This is just the most recent in a string of local robberies.

In Schenectady, police are investigating four robberies that happened in just three days.

They say that in all four cases, the suspect appears to be the same, and they describe him as a white male between 6' and 6'4.

The first robbery happened Saturday afternoon at a Dollar General on Broadway.

Police say a man showed a gun and demanded money from the cashier.

Later that same day, police say officers responded to a similar report at a Rite Aid on Van Vranken Avenue where they say again, a man showed a weapon and demanded money. The store is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

On Sunday, police say a man showed a gun and demanded money at a Family Dollar on State Street.

Monday, police say officers responded to a 911 call at a CVS on State Street where they say a man showed a gun and demanded money.

State Police on scene Monday night at Dollar General in Burnt Hills say they are working with Schenectady police and they believe there is a possibility all five incidents are related.

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SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB)--Police in Schenectady are on the hunt right now for the person they say robbed a CVS near Mohawk Commons Monday afternoon.

Police say the man showed a gun and demanded money from the register.

But, it's still unclear whether he got away with any cash.

We're told the perp fled on foot toward Linda Ln. toward downtown Schenectady.

Police are investigating this case in connection to three other robberies in the area.

On May 13th, police were called to 2009 Broadway, the Dollar General, for a report of a white male who displayed a gun and demanded money from the cashier.

Later that day, officers responded to 1936 Van Vranken Ave, Rite Aid, for a similar report of a male entering the store, displaying a weapon and demanding money.

On May 14th, officers were dispatched to 948 State St, Family Dollar, for a report of a male who had just displayed a gun and demanded money from a cashier.

Police say in all four instances the suspect appears to be the same individual.

He is described as being a white male, thin build, and approximately 6’0-6’4 tall.

Rite Aid has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the successful apprehension and prosecution/conviction of the suspect involved with the May 13th robbery.

Anyone with any information regarding these incidents are asked to contact the Schenectady Police Department at 518-382-5245.



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