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Quincy police say 3 robbery attempts Monday may be related

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 5, 2013 01:35 PM

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Quincy police said they are looking for men allegedly involved in three attempted robberies in which the suspects got away with no money.

According to police, the toll booth attendant at the Ross Parking Garage was the first victim of a series of incidents Monday evening that may or may not be related.

The attendant had been robbed the previous week, and the victim told police that one of the four men who approached him last time came back on Monday at 6:25 p.m. and tried to steal more money.

Police said that the suspect allegedly reached into the booth, but that the victim smacked his hand away. The victim then opened the door and yelled to someone.

When the suspect ran off, police said, the victim chased him down the street, but soon lost sight of him.

Police describe the suspect as being a 16-year-old black man wearing a dark hoodie. No money was taken in the incident.

A short while later, at 6:56 p.m., the Super Petroleum gas station on Sea Street was robbed, police said.

Police said that two men in their 20s came up to the cash register. One man went behind the counter and showed a knife while the other stood in front of the counter. The victim said the suspects demanded money.

According to police, a customer then walked in and the suspects took off. No money was taken in the incident.

The victim described the suspects as two black men. One was approximately 6’3”, the other 5’10”, and both were wearing black hoodies.

At 7:22 p.m. the same night, the Super Petroleum on Southern Artery was also the scene of an attempted armed robbery.

Police said that the gas station attendant was pumping gas when he saw a man at the service kiosk. The suspect allegedly showed a knife and demanded money.

Police said that the victim allegedly retreated from the kiosk and called police. The suspect then ran off.

Police were unable to locate the suspect and no money was taken.

The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 25-years-old, with a goatee. He was wearing all black, the victim said.

Anyone with any information on the attempted robberies is encouraged to contact the Quincy Police.

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