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Thieves Strike Two Holbrook Gas Stations In One Night

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HOLBROOK (CBS) – Police in two local towns are looking for thieves that struck two different gas stations in one night.

Police say the men struck two different independently owned gas stations Sunday night. The first was on North Franklin Street in Holbrook.

“They told me don’t play with me and give me the money,” the clerk at A-Prime told WBZ. He did not want to appear on camera or give his name. He says he’s still scared.

The first robbery happened around 7:15 p.m. and 45 minutes later, police in Middleborough got a similar call.

Again, two men in their 20’s walked in, pulled a gun and demanded cash.

“One kid was standing here. The other went in there and put up a gun and put it right in his face and he had to give him the money and they run away,” said Middleboro Petroleum owner, Nick Elkhoury.

Outside Elkhoury’s station on West Grove Street, there are signs letting customers know video cameras are in use.

“We have cameras everywhere. Look at all the cameras,” he said. And after this, there are more. “I just installed another five cameras,” said David Albudary, the station manager.

Both men are furious this happened.

“The kid who works for me told me he doesn’t want to work at night anymore. So I have myself have to work at night just to be here because it is so scary,” Elkhoury said.

At both stations the clerks cooperated with the men and were not hurt.

Police say the first suspect, who had the gun, is a black male, 5’6″, 150 pounds. He has facial hair and was wearing a black leather jacket and gray sweatpants.

The second suspect is a white male, 6’2″, 240 pounds. At the time, he had on a black and red Air Jordan hooded sweatshirt, jeans and glasses. Both suspects fled on foot, but it’s assumed they had a car nearby.

“This one is when he came in and asked for two buck cigarettes and my guy say he tried to give him cigarettes and he pulled his gun,” Albudary said as he showed us surveillance video on his phone.

He has several clips, but it was the camera in the Holbrook station which got the clearest shot of the suspect’s faces.

Police in both communities are working together to find these two men before they strike again, and before that gun gets used.

“It made me feel worried about my workers,” said Albudary.

Anyone with information should call the Holbrook Police Department at 781-767-1212 or Middleboro Detectives at 508-947-1212.

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