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Canton Twp. Convenience Store, Mobile Home Robberies May Be Connected

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CANTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A pair of robberies this week in Washington County may be the work of the same two teenagers.

The first holdup took place at a Canton Township convenience store on Monday evening. One of the intruders was armed with a knife, and the second had a baseball bat.

One of the suspects leaped over the counter, and took the money tray from the cash register.

Late Tuesday morning, two masked teens forced their way into a mobile home, also in Canton Township, where 65-year-old Linda Garner lived.

Garner told KDKA-TV Wednesday night that she opened the door when she heard a knock, thinking it was her grandson. Instead, two masked teenagers came inside.

Garner said, “One of the teens grabbed me, and gave me a bear hug, pushing me onto a sofa. He kept saying ‘I want money; give me the money.’”

Garner said she had some cash in her truck parked outside because when she went to make a deposit on Monday, the bank was closed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The boys took the money and fled on foot.

In both robberies, the suspects were white males in their teens with slim builds.

Garner added, “Now, I’m scare to go out, scared to go anywhere.”

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