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Police: Two gunpoint robberies could be linked

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WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Police believe two overnight robberies at gunpoint in Butler County may be linked. The robberies happened two hours apart, luckily no one was hurt.

Police report one man robbed the BP Express Drive-Thru in Middletown on Grand Ave. at gunpoint just after 11 p.m. Monday night, while his partner waited outside.

"He just ran in here and said give me your money, give me all your money," said Jacqueline Phanis. "I just put my hands up and hit no sale and said here you go dude."

Two hours later police believe the same two men robbed the Waffle House in West Chester with the same sawed off shot gun.

Waffle House employee Ashfaque Patel said, "They got nervous because I was looking at their face, so they put the gun on me and took me to the bathroom."

Police said it's likely the same two men committed both blitz style crimes. The suspects will be charged with robbery and kidnapping for forcing Waffle House employees and customers into the restaurant's bathroom during the robbery.

"It has never happened to me before," said Patel.  "It gives you something to think about working late at nights."

West Chester Police said the blitz style robbery is very rare for the area. Police are asking anyone with information to call West Chester or Middletown police immediately.

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