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Convenience store robbed

ALBANY, Ga. -- Five black gunmen robbed a convenience store, stole from three customers and fled on foot at about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, stated an Albany Police Department report. No injuries were reported.

The men were all armed with handguns when they entered Jessica's Stop & Go convenience store at 2212 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman.

The robbers took an undisclosed amount of money from a cash register and from the two male and one female customers, Banks said.

"The suspects were described to police as 17- to- 20-year-old, black males wearing black T-shirts," Banks said. "The case remains active."

Previously, two Flash Foods convenience stores were held up less than an hour apart starting at about 3 a.m. on June 7. The thieves got away with cash and cigarettes from the stores at 2701 Gillionville Road and 2447 N. Slappey Blvd.

Three robbers took part in the two convenience store heists but it is unknown if they were the same men.

Another convenience store robbery by another set of three robbers was foiled on June 11, when a clerk grabbed a gunman's weapon and fought back.

The clerk's actions surprised the robbers and they fled from College Corner at 2217 Gillionville Road without money.

"At this point no connection (between any of the robberies) has been determined," Banks said. "No arrests have been made."

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.