Police Investigating Robberies in Two Roanoke Businesses

Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Police say two businesses were robbed in less than six hours.

The first happened at 8:40 p.m. Monday at Replay Games on Peters Creek Road The second happened at 2:40 a.m. at the Stop In Food Store on Edgewood Street.

In both cases, police say employees described the suspect as a black woman who demanded money from the cash register said she had a weapon.

The suspect in both cases was also wearing a dark jacket, jeans and a baseball hat.

We'll have more on these robberies Tuesday night on ABC 13 news.

Officials are investigating whether the two incidents are related. Anyone with information regarding this or other crimes should call the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 853-5959 or Crime Line at (540) 344-8500. Crime Line may offer a monetary reward for any information leading to an arrest in a crime.