Just before 1 a.m on Wednesday, a man entered the BP gas station on West Seventh Street, and according to a clerk he held up the store at gunpoint before leaving the scene in an unknown direction.
A witness told authorities the suspect was a black man wearing dark clothing and had on a face mask.
Police also say second robbery happened around 9 a.m. at D&N Auto Parts on 200 West 5th Street, about a half a mile from the BP gas station. Officers say they're looking into the possibility if they're both related.
They say a man entered the store, displayed a handgun and attempted to steal money, but fled the store on foot without taking any items. Witnesses say the man is described as a black male, thin, approximately 6'0" tall, wearing a dark colored hoodie sweat shirt and sweat pants. The suspect was also described as having a mask covering his face.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to get in touch with the Frederick City Police Department as soon as possible at (301)-694-2100. Tips can also be left anonymously on the Frederick Police Department tip line at (301)-600-8477.
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