Police: Armed robberies could be connected

EDENTON - Police in Edenton are asking for the public's help in solving a string of business armed robberies.

The most recent was Saturday night.

It happened at approximately 10:20 p.m., at the Super 8 Motel, 501 Virginia Rd., police said.

The robber was described as a male wearing a dark-colored hoodie and mask; he was armed with a handgun. The suspect left in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The string of armed robberies started in late November.

On Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. a male armed with a knife robbed the Etna gas station at 200 N. Broad St., police said.  The suspect is described as 5'7" to 5' 10", medium build and was wearing a multicolored hoodie pulled around his face and left the area on foot with cash.

The next reported robbery was last Saturday. 

At 6:11 a.m., a suspect described as a male, 5' 7" to 5'10, light build, entered the Shell station at 801 N. Broad St. armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  (See above picture.) The suspect left on foot with cash. The suspect was wearing a red and white jacket with the number 72 on the back. (See attached photo)

A reward of up to $1,000.00 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in any of these cases.   Call the Edenton Police Department at 252-482-5144.

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