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Two robberies within 20 minutes in Hanover Township

December 26. 2013 3:20PM

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HANOVER TWP. — Township police are investigating separate armed robberies within 20 minutes Thursday afternoon.

Police said a white male, 30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, medium build, entered Claire’s Bar on Hazle Street and brandished a black semi-automatic handgun while demanding money at about 12:10 p.m. The man wore a black zip up hooded sweatshirt with white stencil on the front and concealed his face with a black and white bandana.

The man ran out a rear door with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

At about 12:27 p.m., police said a white man, about 35-years-old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, thin build, entered Forever Nail Salon in the West End Plaza, West End Road, and demanded money while brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun, police said.

The suspect in the nail salon robbery wore a blue and black jacket and a white cloth covering his face. The suspect fled the nail salon business without any cash, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Hanover Township police at 570-825-1254 or 911.

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