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Two armed robberies come two hours apart

August 09, 1999|By BRYN MICKLE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three people were robbed at gunpoint in a pair of separate incidents Sunday night and early Monday in the City of Martinsburg, police said.

Martinsburg City Police were investigating a possible link between the robberies.

In the first robbery at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday, a man was approached by a gunman at the intersection of West King Street and Delaware Avenue, police said.

The gunman took an undisclosed amount of cash from the man and was seen getting into the passenger side of a dark-colored car with a loud exhaust, police said.

The robber was described as a white man in his late teens or early 20's, about 6-foot-1 with a medium build, police said.

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He was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans.

The car observed in the first robbery was possibly an Olds Cutlass, police said.

The second robbery was about two hours later in a parking lot behind the Outback Steakhouse on Foxcroft Avenue, police said.

The two victims told police they were sitting in a car when a gunman approached them shortly after midnight and demanded money, police said.

The gunman took an undisclosed amount of cash and ran north toward Foxcroft Avenue, police said.

The gunman in the second robbery was described as a white man, 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds, wearing light-colored pants and a white tank top with a shirt over the top, police said.

Anyone with information may call Martinsburg City Police at 1-304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 1-304-267-4999.

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