PAWTUCKET — Two clerks at local convenience stores faced armed bandits during separate incidents that are being investigated by Pawtucket Police.
According to Major Arthur Martins, the McCoy Market at 171 South Bend St. was robbed of an undetermined amount of cash on Friday just before 7 p.m.
The clerk told police that a dark-skinned male, dressed in a black coat and hooded sweatshirt and with a black scarf over his face, entered the store. The suspect jumped over the counter, and held some type of weapon or metallic object, possibly a flashlight, to the clerk's neck. He demanded cash, and the clerk complied. The suspect, described as short and stocky, then took the money and fled. The clerk was uninjured, Martins said.
On Saturday at around 8:45 p.m., Martins said a white male dressed in black and wearing a black scarf over his face black entered the Silver Mart at 170 Cottage Street.
He pointed a gun at the clerk, who responded by running to the back of the store. The would-be robber, apparently confused by the clerk's action, left without taking any money, Martins said.
This suspect was described as being short with a thin build and blue eyes, and was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call Pawtucket Police at 727-9100.