Updated: May 31, 2012 - 5:27am
Police in Merriam are investigating after an early morning armed robbery at the 7-Eleven gas station, 6850 Antioch Road.
The robbery occurred just before 4 a.m., when two male suspects entered the store displayed weapons and demanded cash from the clerk.
One of the suspects is described as a white male who was wearing at horizontally striped brown and tan shirt, tan pants, green handkerchief over his face, and a black hat with a silver brim. The other male was described as unknown race, wearing a dark hooded coat. Both men are described as 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 10 inches in height and were last seen running northbound from the 7-Eleven.
Kansas City, Kansas Police are also investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 5 a.m., at the corner of S 55th Street and Swartz Road in Turner. The clerk reported two males, one wearing a neon green handkerchief over his face and displayed a handgun. Police say the men also attempted to steal a vehicle, before running from the area.
Merriam and Kansas City, Kansas Police are investigating whether or not the two robberies are related or separate incidents.
No injuries were reported in either robbery and Police ask anyone with information regarding either incident to contact the TIPS Hotline (816)474-TIPS (8477).
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