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The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two armed robberies within the last two days.

Yesterday at 3 a.m. a white male described as 5-foot-5 wearing a black jacket and a bandana approached a clerk at the Best Western Inn on Park Road in Batavia. He displayed a handgun and demanded cash.

The suspect fled on foot toward Park Road just before deputies arrived just seconds later. They ran a K-9 track but lost it in the City of Batavia.

Then at 2 o’clock this morning, the Sheriff’s Office says it received a report of a white male who entered the 7-Eleven in Oakfield and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The suspect was described as 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-6 having a small build. He was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt or jacket and bandana with a baseball cap and was last seen running down Coe Avenue. There was a car in the area which arrived about three minutes after the call.

“There would appear to be some similarities described by the victims of the perpetrator,” Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster said. “It looks like it’s a small person, probably 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-5 and somewhere in the area of 170 to 200 lbs.”

No injuries were reported.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in the ongoing investigation. Call them if you have any information at 343-5000.

(Photo provided by the Sheriff's Office from security video from the Oakfield robbery)

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