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Armed robberies in Weldon and Seaboard Thursday appear to be related.

Weldon police Chief Chris Davis said this morning after speaking with a representative of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, investigators believe “it’s going to be the same person.”

Late Thursday, Davis released security camera photos of the suspect in the Family Dollar robbery. “We’re still trying to figure out who the suspect is.”

The Weldon robbery occurred around 1:45 p.m. when a man possibly wearing a black coat with a camouflage mask covering his face entered Family Dollar brandishing a black handgun with a silver slide. The man demanded money and left the store presumably on foot with an undisclosed sum. He was last seen headed east toward Highway 301.

Davis said the man stood around 6-feet tall and had a medium build, probably weighing around 180 pounds.

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald of Ahoskie reported the Dollar General robbery occurred about 30 minutes after the Weldon robbery.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 252-536-3136 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.