Gallia County robberies thought to be related under investigation
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio -- Gallia County law enforcement officials are investigating two robberies this week, according to Sheriff Joseph R. Browning.
Deputies were called about a robbery that occurred just after 11 p.m. Thursday at Bodimer's Convenience Store in Rodney, according to a news release.
Employees called 911 to report that a male suspect, 5 feet 11 inches tall, wearing a gray cardigan, blue ski mask and dark jeans came into the store and demanded money. The man told employees he had a weapon but kept his hands under his sweatshirt during the robbery, according to the release.
The man left the store on foot. Employees told deputies they believe he went in the direction of Ohio 588. The convenience store is located at 3747 Jackson Pike in Springfield Township.
The sheriff's office is looking into the possibility the robbery is related to one Tuesday evening at the Bladen Landing convenience store in Mercerville.
Dispatchers received a call from the store owner earlier this week saying that while she was on the phone with one of the employees, she heard a male voice yelling at the employee and demanding money.
A witness told authorities the robber was a white male, tall, skinny and was wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans and a brown ski mask. The man entered the store just before closing and demanded all the money in the register, according to the release.
No weapons were used in that robbery.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the sheriff's office tip line at 740-446-6555.
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