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Police: Convenience stores robbed at knifepoint

January 27, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Two convenience stores were robbed at knifepoint on Sunday, the Chicago Police Department said in a business alert--one on the Near North Side and one on the Near South Side.

The stores, in the 1000 block of North Dearborn Street and the 1900 block of South State Street, both reported that two men, one dressed in blue and the other dressed in black, entered the stores with a knife and took cash from the registers and a cashier's wallet.

The first robbery, to the North Side shop, reportedly took place at 11:20 a.m., the alert said, and the second, to the South Side shop, took place around 1 p.m.

In the alert, officials said that people who are confronted by an assailant should stay calm and never pursue their assailant, but try to remember any physical characteristics or distinct clothing they can.

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