Police investigating back-to-back armed robberies at shops in Willimantic

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WILLIMANTIC–Police are confirming that two robberies occurred in town Thursday night within just a few minutes of each other.

The first robbery was at Sam’s Convenience Store, and the second one 10 minutes later was at the A-1 Gas convenience store.

There were no injuries reported, but some cash was taken. The robberies appear to be connected.

An active crime scene is set up around the gas station as police actively search for suspects.

Here are some surveillance photos from the Sam’s store that police have released:

Here are some surveillance photos from the A-1 store that police have released: