Police in Worcester investigating multiple robberies

WORCESTER (WHDH) - Police in Worcester say they are investigating two robberies that took place on Sunday.

In the first incident, police responded to 87 Elm St. just before 1:30 p.m. after a man driving a livery car was robbed by a passenger.

The driver says the passenger held a needle to the man’s neck and demanded cash. The driver jumped out of the car before he was able to place it in park, and the car rolled away and struck a parked car.

Police say the suspect took a small amount of money and two cell phones, then ran away. The victim was not injured.

That suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-8, with a thin build and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

In the second robbery, police responded to Oxford Street, where a male suspect approached a victim on foot by Oxford Street and Chandler Street.

Police say the suspect had a black semi-automatic handgun and told the victim to empty his pockets. The victim handed over a small amount of money and a cell phone.

The suspect in the second robbery is described as a light-skinned white or possibly Hispanic man, approximately 6-foot-1, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, and a black ski mask.

Police say they are investigating both robberies, and anyone with information is asked to contact Worcester Police.

 

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