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Police say Tuesday-night robberies not related |

Police say Tuesday-night robberies not related

| Wednesday, May 29, 2002 12:00 p.m

Three workers of an East Liberty auto parts store were accosted by armed robbers Tuesday night, city police said.

There were no injuries in the holdup that occurred at 9:04 p.m. at the Advance Auto Parts store on Penn Circle, police Lt. Michael Sippey said. A second holdup occurred in the same neighborhood a few minutes later, but the two do not appear to be related, Sippey said.

Three men in masks entered the auto store and ordered the manager and two employees onto the floor. Two of the robbers had guns, Sippey said.

After the robbers bound the two employees, they ordered the manager to open the safe.

The three escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, Sippey said.

The second holdup occurred at 914 p.m. at the A-Plus Mini Market in the 500 block of North Highland Avenue near Peabody High School.

A group of four or five young men — described as being in their teens — entered the store and grabbed the cash register, Sippey said.

One of the young men was apprehended a few minutes later by police. His name and other information about the arrest was not immediately available.

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