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Boston police seek suspects in Hyde Park robberies – NECN

Boston police are looking for two suspects believed involved in two robberies in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood on Monday evening.

The first happened at Hyde Park Market on River Street around 5:50 p.m. The second was at CVS on Hyde Park Avenue around 6:57 p.m.

The suspects were not armed in either incident. One, described as a man in his 20s, was wearing a black hoodie, black surgical mask, and gloves. The second, also described as a man in his 20s, was wearing a red hoodie, gray sweatpants, glasses and a black mask but witnesses said he changed into a yellow sweatshirt between the incidents.

Both men were seen running away on Metropolitan Avenue, then down Hyde Park Avenue toward American Legion Highway.

Two men stole money from the cash register at Hyde Park Market while tussling with the clerk.

“I was, like, nervous,” said the clerk, who did not want to be identified.

The clerk says the two men had been in and out of the store multiple times Monday evening before they made their move. At one point, one of them tried to make his way behind the counter but was told that wasn’t allowed.

“I warned him do not come inside, this is a restricted area,” said the clerk.

The clerk did his best to fend off the attackers, but he was overpowered as the men were relentless — even breaking the register at one point.

They got away with about $2,000 in cash.

About an hour later and a mile away, a CVS store on Hyde Park Avenue was robbed, as well.

“We’re cooperating with local police as they investigate,” CVS said in a statement. “We’re grateful that no colleagues or customers were hurt.”

Police believe the same men are responsible for both robberies.

“I don’t want to be the next person to get attacked or shot just for going to a store,” said shopper and Hyde Park resident Yvonne Christian.

At Hyde Park Market, the clerk says he was shaken up and had some minor scratches on his arm.

He says next time, he won’t fight back, as life is too precious.

“Our lives are more important than money,” he said.

The suspects didn’t show any weapons.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call District E-18 Detectives at 617-343-5607 or make an anonymous tip to the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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