Three convenience stores were robbed Sunday, and detectives were trying to determine if the same people were responsible, police said Monday.
The first robbery occurred at 6:21 p.m. when a man entered the A-Plus Mini-mart at 1266 E. Delavan Ave. and demanded that a clerk hand him money from the cash register. The robber, who had his hand in his coat pocket in a menacing manner ran from the store with $75, Kensington Station officers said.
At 10:45 p.m., a man entered the 7-Eleven at 2065 Delaware Ave. and also placed his hand in his pocket, as if he were armed.
The suspect told the clerk, "Guess what? You're getting robbed," officers at the Colvin Station were told. But the man ran off when a customer pulled up in front of the store.
Ten minutes later, a man told a clerk at the Wilson Farms store at 281 Parkside Ave., "Give me all your money or I'll blow your head off." The clerk told him there was no money, and the man left, Colvin Station police reported.
The store employees gave slightly different descriptions for each suspect, but Lt. George Gasper said detectives still would probe for a possible connection.