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Robberies are investigated

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating two unrelated robberies which occurred Friday.

The first was an armed robbery which was reported at about 3:14 a.m. at Jay's Taxi, 111 North Kingshighway.

According to the report, a black male wearing a brown coat with a hood entered the office armed with knife and asked the dispatcher for money.

"The attendant in the office got a cut to her thumb," said Capt. John Martin of the DPS.

The suspect reportedly fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

"Nobody saw which way he went," Martin said.

The second incident was a strong-arm robbery reported at approximately 11:13 p.m. when an employee of Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 231 North Main, was robbed after leaving the business.

"It happened on the parking lot," Martin said, when the suspect "came up from behind, knocked him down, rolled him over and took his wallet."

An undetermined amount of cash was taken.

The suspect in this incident was described as a white male in his late teens or early 20s. No weapon was reportedly involved.

Martin said both incidents are currently under investigation by DPS detectives.