The first robbery happened Friday around 9:45 p.m. at the Bojangles on South Miami Boulevard. Authorities said two men wearing hoodies forced an employee into an office at gunpoint, took money and fled.
One suspect was described as an African American man wearing a tan or yellow hoodie, gloves and black boots, and had a handgun. The second suspect an African American man wearing a gray hoodie and a T-shirt over the lower half of his face. He was carrying what appeared to be a toy assault rifle with a tiger stripe or camouflage pattern on it.
The second robbery happened on Saturday just before 1:30 a.m. Authorities said a man armed with a gun entered Cruizer on NC 55 Highway and demanded money from an employee. The suspect was an African American man wearing a black hoodie, a black and white skeleton type mask, a white T-shirt under the hoodie, black and white shoes, white gloves and black pants.
Later that same day, a man approached an employee at the Dollar Tree on NC 55 Highway as she was going to her vehicle. He allegedly told her he had a gun and demanded money. Authorities said the man pushed the employee into her vehicle, took her money and fled with two other men.
They said one of the men ran into the side of a moving vehicle, but was able to get up and keep running.
The three men fled in a dark-colored, 4-door sedan. According to officials, all three were wearing white masks. One suspect was described as an African American man in his late teens or early 20s, standing 5' 6" to 5' 8" tall with a medium build.
The second suspect was described as a white man in his late teens or early 20s, standing 5' 6" tall with a medium build. He had blonde hair and an olive complexion. The third suspect was described as an African American man in his late teens or early 20s, standing 5' 8" to 5' 9" tall with a medium build. Investigators have not determined if the robberies are related.
Anyone with information about any of the three robberies is asked to call Investigator Emanuel at (919) 560-4415, ext. 29306 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.