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Armed robbers strike in South Boston

South Boston Police officers spent Labor Day night investigating two armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery, all within the period of one hour, according to Investigator R. E. Redd.

Officer T. W. Bush was called to South Boston Inn on Seymour Drive at 9:26 p.m. Monday for a reported attempted armed robbery, Redd said.

Officers spoke with a 41-year-old male who said he answered a knock at his door and was confronted by two black males, one wearing a mask and displaying a handgun, the investigator said. When the masked man demanded money, the victim quickly shut and locked the door and then called the police.

A K-9 unit from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office was called in to assist in locating the two suspects, Redd added.

Less than an hour later at 10:22 p.m., Sgt. S. L. Warf was called to the 1600 block of North Main Street for a report of an armed robbery, Investigator Redd said.

A 32-year-old male told officers two black males approached him demanding the man hand over his belongings. The two had their shirts covering their faces, and one of the robbers wielded an unknown type of handgun, Redd said.

After taking jewelry, an undisclosed amount of cash, a cell phone, wallet

containing miscellaneous papers and identification cards, the two robbers fled down Webster Street, the investigator said.

Officer T. M. Carrington received a call at 10:22 p.m. to respond to the police department to speak with a 51-year-old male who said he had been robbed at gunpoint on Easley Street approximately 45 minutes earlier, Redd said.

Carrington said the victim indicated the lone robber pointed a small semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash the robber fled in a brown or chocolate-colored car, the victim said.

The victim described the man that accosted him as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5’9” tall, 150 to 175 pounds, wearing a pullover mask with an orange-colored flap covering the nose and mouth, Redd said.

Anyone with information regarding any of these crimes is asked to call the South Boston Police Department at 434-575-7273.