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Sheriff: 2 armed robberies within 24 hours on Coast

BILOXI (AP) — A sheriff in Mississippi says two armed robberies have occurred within 24 hours in two communities in close proximity.

The Sun Herald reports Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says investigators want to identify a man caught on camera taking money from a convenience store cash register Tuesday afternoon in Big Point. Ezell says a different man held up a gas station with a gun Monday afternoon in Escatawpa.

The man who walked into the store Tuesday told employees he had a weapon before grabbing the money and leaving in a black Chevrolet Trailblazer without a tag. The other man had run away in the Monday incident.

The sheriff’s department has released surveillance photos of the men so the public may help identify them.