Police seeking suspect in two Roanoke business robberies

POSTED: 11:34 AM EST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 07:11 PM EDT Oct 16, 2013 

Police are asking for the public's help with identifying a suspect in two recent business robberies in Roanoke.

The first robbery took place in the 1400 block of Patterson Avenue on October 10, at 9:44 p.m.

According to a news release, the suspect waved a gun at the clerk and took money from the cash register before running away.

The second robbery took place in the 1800 block of Memorial Avenue on October 15, at 1:42 a.m.

The suspect again waved a gun at the clerk and ran away after taking money from the cash register.

The suspect was wearing a hooded jacket, mask, blue jeans and black shoes during both robberies.

If you have any information that can help detectives identify the suspect, call Crime Line at 540-344-8500 or the Roanoke Police Department at 540-853-5959.