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Two robberies believed to be connected

Suffolk Police are investigating two armed robberies believed to be related that happened Friday evening.

The first one was reported at 9:09 p.m. at the Happy Shopper in the 400 block of Carolina Road, the press release stated. The second one was reported at 9:50 p.m. from the Family Dollar in the 900 block of East Washington Street, about five minutes away.

In both incidents, the offenders — believed to be the same two men — entered the business, fired a weapon, and took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the location, according to a city press release. There were no injuries at either location.

The subjects were described as black males wearing dark clothing and face masks. The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also submit tips by going to www.p3tips.com or by visiting the Suffolk Police Department website at www.suffolkva.us/spd and looking for the Suffolk Crime Line link. Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.