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West Springfield police investigating armed robberies

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HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -

Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened in a span of 24 hours, and they believe the incidents could be connected.

The first happened at about 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Elm Market and Package Store on Elm Street.

Police said initial reports had a white or light-skinned Hispanic man walking in, threatening the female clerk with a handgun and demanding money.

They said the robber made off with about $100.

No one was hurt.

Just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to an armed robbery at the Subway on Route 20.

They said a man with a similar physical description showed a handgun and once again got away with about $100.

He was last seen walking west on Route 20.

Both times, the man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact the West Springfield Police Department at 413-732-7423.

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