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Police investigating 2 weekend armed robberies
No injuries reported following incidents at apartment complex, convenience store
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Two separate armed robberies over the past weekend have Statesboro police seeking suspects.

Friday night around 11:25 p.m., three residents of an apartment at The Hudson on South Main Street went outside to take off the trash when they were reportedly accosted by three unknown males, said Statesboro police Community Information Specialist Madison Warren.

The three suspects were wearing hoodies and bandanas over their faces, and at least one reportedly had a gun, she said.

They demanded the victims "empty their pockets" and took wallets, cash, cellphones and other items before fleeing the area, she said. A cellphone of one of the victim's was later recovered.

No one reported being injured.

Early Sunday, police were called back out for another armed robbery, this time at Enmarket on Fair Road, Warren said.

A lone suspect entered the store around 3:55 a.m., walked behind the counter and forced the clerk at gunpoint to open the store safe. After taking the undisclosed amount of cash and other contents of the safe, the man, wearing a black beanie and a blue jumpsuit, fled the store. 

The jumpsuit was later found abandoned in the street, she said. The clerk was uninjured.

Anyone with information about either armed robbery, which police do not think are linked, is asked to call the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.

Anonymous tips may be made online at www.tipsoft.com or by sending the text "TIPSSPD" followed by the message to CRIMES (274637).

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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