Store hit twice by robbers

By Chelsea Irving

DeKalb police are investigating the second robbery in two days at the White Hen Pantry, 802 S. Fourth St.

The robbery occurred at 12:54 a.m. Monday, less than 24 hours after the convenience store was robbed by a person fitting the same description.

As in the other robbery, the suspect implied he had a concealed weapon and wore a towel around his head with his eyes showing.

A small amount of cash was stolen from the convenience store, DeKalb Police officials said.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5 foot 11 with a slim build.

This is the fourth robbery of its type this month. The string of robberies began Aug. 12 when the 7-Eleven store at 930 N. Annie Glidden Road was robbed.

In the 7-Eleven case, the suspect wore a hooded sweatshirt and pointed his covered hand at the clerk. The suspect fit the above description. Police recovered the sweatshirt the suspect wore near the store

The second robbery occurred at about 12 a.m. on Aug. 22 when a Pizza Villa delivery man was held up at gunpoint while inside a Varsity Square apartment building. The suspect stole about $84 from the driver.

The victim in this case, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the subject appeared very nervous and shouted obscenities during the holdup.

The third robbery occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sunday at the White Hen Pantry, 802 S. Fourth Street. After stealing an unknown amount of cash from the store, the suspect fled on foot southbound from the store.

In the most recent robbery at the White Hen, the suspect once again fled in the southbound direction.

Police are following up leads in these investigations, but have no suspects at this point.