TROY — Thurday’s two armed robberies are believed to be connected, according to Troy Police Department officials.
The first incident occured at Dad’s Carryout on Union Street around 3:41 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
According to Sgt. Zac Mumford, the black male suspect was armed with a knife.
The alleged lone robber ordered the two employees to the floor, stole money and fled on foot. One clerk pulled a gun on the robber but the gun didn’t fire. The knife was recovered near the scene.
The male subject was wearing a navy blue style-jacket with a New York Yankees symbol and baggy pants. The suspect also wore a red and white bandana on his face.
The same male subject also allegedly robbed the Valero gas station around 6:19 p.m. Thursday. The subject was accompanied by another black male subject wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. A knife was also used in the robbery. No one was injured in that incident either.
The two subjects fled on foot from the Valero robbery as well.
If you have any information regarding either incident, call Miami County Communication Center at 440-9911.