STAMFORD, Conn. — Masked gunmen held up two neighboring Stamford businesses Wednesday night and got away with about $1,400 in cash, Lt. Diedrich Hohn said.
A white or light-skin Hispanic male wearing black clothing and a black ski mask pulled out a dark hand gun at La Placita Market, Hohn said. The man demanded cash, received $400 and left, Hohn said.
At the same time, two black men wearing all black and with red bandannas covering their faces entered the Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant and demanded cash, he said. The men, who had silver revolvers, received $1,000 cash and left, Hohn said.
A tracking dog led officers to Willowbrook Avenue, where all three were expected to flee, and lost the scent, he said.
Hohn believes the robberies are related and that the three may also be responsible for the Cove Mini Mart robberies and a carjacking Sunday night. The descriptions of the suspects are similar in each case, and all took place within a several block area, he said.
The department will be stepping up patrols in the area, he said.