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D.C. police investigate pair of robberies in Southeast

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Detectives in the District are looking for the suspects behind a pair of brazen robberies, one of which took place on Thanksgiving morning.

The first robbery took place at about 7:15 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at a CVS on 12th Street Southeast, MPD officials say. The suspects can be seen on surveillance video bursting into the store and taking an employee to an office at gunpoint.

At the same time, a second employee began counting cash from a safe before both suspects were ordered to the ground. The men got away with thousands of dollars.

About two weeks later, a man walked into an Exxon station not far from the CVS and held up the manager and another employee, taking a drawer full of cash and a laptop computer.

"(He) immediately pulled a gun out and put it to my head," manager Ronald Campbell said. "I have five kids, and the guy said, 'I will put a bullet in your head.'"

A witness told detectives that he saw the suspects walking down the street just moments after the second robbery before they disappeared.

Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to contact MPD officials at 202-727-9099.

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