Greenville Police are investigating two armed robberies, both taking place at Kangaroo Express stores Monday night.
Police say the Kangaroo Express at the corner of Greenville Blvd. and 14th St. was held up around 8:40 p.m. Monday. The clerk told detectives the white man wore a ski mask and implied he had a weapon. After getting cash he demanded from the register, police say the masked man ran off in a southwesterly direction from the store. The clerk was the only in the store at the time of the hold up, and police say they were not injured.
Two hours later, police say the Kangaroo Express on Memorial Dr., just north of the Pitt-Greenville Airport was held up. The clerk told police a hooded and masked black man with a gun ordered her to the back of the store. Once the clerk was away from the register, police say the man stole cash from the register. He was seen leaving in a white four-door Honda, possibly an Accord, police say. As in the other robbery Monday, the clerk was the only in the store at the time of the hold up, and police say she was not hurt.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777.