Rochester police probing fifth city robbery in just 10 days

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Surveillance image of suspect in Monday robbery at Citizens Bank at Hannaford

ROCHESTER - Rochester Police are investigating the city's fifth robbery in just 10 days, a troubling trend that has police concerned.

The latest robbery occurred around noon on Monday at the Citizen's Bank inside Hannaford on Milton Road, which was also hit Sept. 11.

In Monday's heist a male suspect handed the teller a note demanding money and left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as being white, around 5'8" with an average build and grayish hair. He was wearing a reddish/orange sweatshirt, gray pants, blue and white Boston Red Sox baseball hat, sunglasses and a backpack.

The suspect is believed to have left the area on a bicycle just as in the Sept. 11 robbery.

A State Police K9 Unit was called to assist, however the suspect was not located.

This is the fifth similar robbery in Rochester over the last two weeks. In addition to the two robberies at the Citizens Bank Police continue to investigate two robberies at the Nouria (formerly Shell) gas station/convenience store on Milton Road on Sept 14 and Sunday, as well as a heist at theIrving Circle K on Gonic Road on Saturday that resulted in two arrests later that morning.

Police are looking for the public's help in identifying those involved in these cases. If anyone has any information pertaining to the Robbery, they are asked to please contact the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7128. Tipsters can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 603-335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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