Area thefts could be related

By Jami Peterson

DeKalb Police are investigating two armed robberies that took place Sunday morning and are looking into the possibility that the thefts might have been the work of the same individual.

According to DeKalb Police reports, the first robbery took place at about 2 a.m. when a Pizza Villa delivery driver was held up at gunpoint inside building five of Varsity Square Apartments, 1212 Varsity Blvd. The suspect stole about $84 from the driver.

DeKalb Police searched the area after the theft, but were unable to locate any suspects.

The second robbery took place at about 6:22 a.m. at White Hen Pantry, 802 S. 4th St. DeKalb Police Sgt. Rick Probasco said a 5-foot, 11-inch black male with a thin build stole a small amount of cash from the store.

According to Probasco, the suspect wore a plastic bag on his head with eyeholes etched into the front of it. Upon entering the store, the suspect held his hand up enclosed by a paper bag as if he had a weapon.

After taking the money, the suspect headed southbound out of the store. DeKalb Police were unable to locate the suspect, but continue to investigate the incident.

No one was injured in either robbery.

Probasco said he is uncertain whether the robberies are connected, but added the suspects in both robberies have similar descriptions.

Sunday’s robberies could be tied into a robbery which took place at 1 a.m. on Aug. 12 at the 7-Eleven Store, 930 N. Annie Glidden Road.

The description of the suspect in both robberies is similar to the description given of a suspect who stole an undetermined amount of money from the 7-Eleven Store.

This suspect also implied he had a weapon by covering his hand with some type of material. He then fled south on foot after leaving the store, and DeKalb Police continue to investigate the crime.