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Concord police investigating two armed robberies

CONCORD – A lone gunman robbed Sam's Food Store Thursday night, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash and a carton of Marlboro cigarettes.

The robbery happened about 9:30 p.m. at the 308 Village St. store located in the Penacook section of the city.

It is the second armed robbery in a week in Penacook. On Aug. 8, a gunman robbed the Asian Taste Restaurant at 5 Village St., fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money.

Last night's robbery happened about 9:35 p.m. at the store located at the corner of Village and Summer streets. The broad-shouldered man, dressed in black, wearing some type of ski mask and gloves, entered the store, showed the gun and demanded money and cigarettes.

He fled on foot with the cash and Marlboros, heading in a northeast direction on Summer Street and then south onto High Street before disappearing.

A New Hampshire State Police K9 unit assisted Concord officers in searching the area but the robber was not located.

In the Asian Taste Restaurant robbery, the gunman also was dressed in black, had a black mask covering his face and wore white gloves. He was described as being between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet tall.

He also fled the scene on foot.

The robberies are under investigation and police are trying to determine if the same man is responsible for both.

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