Bridgeton police are investigating two strong armed robberies that occurred Tuesday.
The first robbery took place at the Bridgeton MiniMarket on E. Broad St. around 4:30 p.m. Store employees tell police a man entered that store and selected a few small items and went to counter.
The suspect paid for the items and when clerk opened the cash register to make change the man, described as black male approximately 6-feet-3 inches tall with a thin build wearing dark jacket, light blue jeans, boots and bomber or aviator style hat, shoved the clerk to the floor and grabbed stack of $20 bills and fled store heading south. The clerk reported no injuries.
The second robbery took place around the same time of day on the 200 block of N. Laurel St.Police say a victim was walking to the front of his house and observed a black male approaching him.
The victim told police that he felt something was wrong so he turned around to back into the house and was attacked from behind. The victim says that he was punched, fell to ground, was punched again and the suspect removed his wallet from pocket and fled.
The victim refused medical treatment.