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Syracuse Police Investigate Two Armed Robberies

The robberies happened a little more thean an hour apart from each other and were separated by about a half mile. It is unclear if the crimes are connected.
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police are investigating two armed robberies which occurred Saturday night. 

The robberies happened a little more than an hour apart from each other and the scenes were separated by about a half mile.

It is unclear if the crimes are connected.

The first robbery happened at 7:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Coldbrook Drive.

Police say a 28-year-old pizza delivery man for Papa's Pizza in Nedrow just dropped off an order when he stopped to count money in his car.

That is when police say a black male pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money.

The victim handed the money over and the suspect ran away.

The suspect is described as 5'8" and about 150 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black mask, dark clothing and gray sweat pants.

The second robbery happened at 8:24 p.m. at Seniora's Pizza on South Salina Street.

Police say a black man approached a 19-year-old customer as he was going to the bathroom, which is located on the side of the store.

The suspect put a knife to the teenager's neck and demanded money.  The suspect was last seen running west on Dorwin Avenue with the victim's cash and wallet.

The suspect is described as being between 20 and 30 years of age, 6'2'' and having a thin build.

He was last seen wearing dark clothing and a hat.

Anyone with information on either of the robberies is asked to call Syracuse Police at 442-5222.

All calls will be kept confidential.
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