Jamestown Police investigating second armed robbery

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are investigating another early-morning armed robbery, the second one to hit the city this week.

At about 2:16 a.m. on Wednesday, two suspects – one armed with a knife – entered the CVS Pharmacy in Brooklyn Square and robbed the store of medication, cash and cigarettes.

Both suspects are believed to be white males with medium builds. Both wore Carhartt-style pants, hooded sweatshirts and had masks covering their faces. They fled the store and are still at large, police said.

One suspect’s dark blue sweatshirt had the words “Tail gate party” on its front. He had an orange bandana covering his face. The second suspect had a dark-colored sweatshirt, possibly maroon in color, with the letters “AE” on the front left.

According to Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, the robbery is strikingly similar to one that occurred at a downtown 7-Eleven early Monday morning.

In that robbery, a white male – wearing tan Carhartt overalls and a light gray hooded sweatshirt – entered and wielded a knife at the lone clerk and customer inside the store, located at Sixth and Main streets.

The suspect was also of medium-build and wearing an orange bandana over his face.

“Based on the orange face mask and the similar method of operation, we believe it is highly likely (that both robberies are related),” Samuelson said.

Anyone with information on the identity of either of these suspects can contact Jamestown Police at 483-7531 or they can leave an anonymous tip at 483-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.