Robbers Hold Up 2 City Avenue Convenience Stores

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Monday, Jun 23, 2014  |  Updated 12:55 PM EDT
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Police are unsure if two early Monday morning robberies in nearby towns are connected. A Montgomery County Sunoco and 7-11 were targeted.

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Police are unsure if two early Monday morning robberies in nearby towns are connected. A Montgomery County Sunoco and 7-11 were targeted.

Police in Montgomery County are investigating a pair of overnight robberies at convenience stores along City Avenue.

The first robbery took place at the Sunoco gas station and A-Plus convenience store at the corner of City Avenue and Conshohocken State Road in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

A man went into the station's convenience store and held up the employee at gunpoint around 2 a.m., Lower Merion Police said. The worker was not injured and the man made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

About an hour later, further south along City Avenue, a 7-11 store was robbed at knife point.

Lower Merion police say a man walked into the store at City Avenue and Haverford Road in Penn Wynne, brandished the knife and demanded cash. The man then left with an undetermined amount of money. The clerk was not hurt.

Police say its unclear if the robberies are connected. The investigation is ongoing.

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