Man with butcher knife robs store

For the second time in four days, a man armed with a knife held up a convenience store clerk in the city on Sunday afternoon.

Police believe that the bandit who walked into the Moon Mart at 1421 High St. and demanded money about 1:10 p.m. may be the same suspect who robbed Hoby’s Hoagies and Pizza at 1229 W. Fourth St. about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A butcher knife was used in the robberies, police said.

In Sunday’s holdup, the robber, with part of his face covered by a black handkerchief, walked into the business through the back door and left the same way after grabbing an undisclosed amount of cash.

It is believed the man fled in an unknown direction on a silver-colored bicycle.

The suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, thin build, 5 feet-6 inches tall and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, police were told. There were some similar physical features with Thursday night’s bandit, police said.

Another armed robbery, this one also involving a knife, reportedly occurred at the Uni-Mart on Main Street in Hughesville about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The suspect in this case was described as a white male, blond hair, at least 5 feet tall and wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Efforts to reach Hughesville police for more information on Sunday were unsuccessful.