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Another armed robbery reported in 20th Street vicinity

Jan. 20, 2013 @ 01:02 AM

HUNTINGTON -- For the second night in a row, an armed robbery was reported in the vicinity of 20th Street in Huntington.

On Friday night, an armed robbery was reported at 10 p.m. in the 2000 block of Buffington Avenue. Just after 9 p.m. Saturday, another armed robbery was reported behind a pizza shop at the intersection of 20th Street and 6th Avenue.

Saturday's incident allegedly involved two men in black hoodies, both with firearms. Cabell County 911 reported there was one victim, who was unharmed.

The dispatcher said three victims from Friday's armed robbery and the one on Saturday reported similar suspect descriptions.

Huntington Police are investigating both incidents, and issued a news release Saturday evening about Friday's robbery. Lt. John Williams said three Marshall students were approached by four men, two of whom had guns.

Wiliams said the two armed suspects ordered the victims to the ground, and the two unarmed men searched the victims, taking their property. The suspects were said to have all fled northeast toward 5th Avenue on foot.

The police press release describes the two armed men as black, 5-feet, 10-inches tall and wearing hooded pullovers. Both are described as being in their 20s.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call 911 or the Huntington Police Department at 304-696-4444.

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