LR Police Report 2 Armed Robberies Within 2 Hours Over Weekend

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LITTLE ROCK, AR– Little Rock police say two robberies were reported within two hours of each other over the weekend.

Police say the first was reported at Starbucks in the Heights around 6 a.m. Sunday.

Investigators say a man went inside, ordered a coffee and ended up robbing the workers.

Detectives say the second robbery call came from the Mabelvale Applebee’s just after 8 a.m.

Managers told police as they were preparing to start the day, a man walked up to a worker and demanded money.

Investigators say the robber took off with cash.

Meredith Ross is a community activist and watches carefully to what happens in her neighborhood. She says the crimes are another reminder of why being alert is important.

“It’s disappointing for a lot of reasons. I feel bad for the people who are commiting the crime because they don’t have better guidance,” Ross said.

A third robbery was reported at Walgreens on Cantrell Road. It is not clear whether that crime is connected to the other two.

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