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West Bethlehem 7-Eleven Stores Robbed

Robbers brandished guns and took cash from convenience stores on succeeding nights. Police say incidents do not appear to be related.

 

Two West Bethlehem 7-Eleven stores were hit by armed robbers over the weekend, but city police do not believe that the incidents are related.

The first of the two convenience store robberies occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday at the , 1362 Catasauqua Road, police said.

The robber walked in brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk. He then grabbed money from the cash register and walked out toward Catasauqua Road, police said.

The at 1426 W. Broad St. was victimized at about 10 p.m. Sunday, according to police. The suspect entered wearing a mask and threatened the clerk with a gun before getting away with cash.

Bethlehem police Det. Lt. Mark DiLuzio told The Express-Times that the two robberies do not appear to be related.

City police are asking anyone with information on either of the robberies to contact Det. Moses Miller at 610-997-7674.

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