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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 4:54 p.m.

Officers from two police forces are investigating two convenience store robberies late Monday that occurred within 20 minutes of each other on Route 40.

According to Centerville police, Sweet Pea's Food Mart in Redstone Township was robbed around 11:30 p.m. About 20 minutes later, a GetGo convenience store in Richeyville, Washington County, was robbed.

Centerville police said the suspect wielded a tire iron in both robberies. He was described as a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with red marks on his forehead that may have been scratches or scabs. He wore red shorts, a black hooded sweatshirt and a white bandana, police said,

No injuries were reported.

The man made off with a small amount of money in the Richeyville robbery, police said. The suspect may have fled in a silver minivan.

Redstone Township Police could not be reached for comment.

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