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A Carbondale Police patrol car sits in the parking lot of the Public Safety Center in 2012.

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The Carbondale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals believed to be responsible for a commercial burglary and two armed robberies over the last two weeks.

The suspects wore Halloween-style masks during each incident, according to a news release from the department. The crimes include a commercial burglary on July 26 at Citgo, 2101 S. Illinois Ave.; an armed robbery on July 27 at Dollar General, 2160 Ramada Lane; and an armed robbery on Aug. 9 at Primo’s Pizza, 604 E. Park St.

Police responded to the most recent incident at about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday. Two suspects, both wearing Halloween-style masks, entered the business, each displaying firearms and demanding money. The suspects left the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

In addition to the masks, the suspects wore heavy coats and gloves during each burglary. The first suspect is believed to be a black male, around 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 220 pounds. The second is believed to be a black male standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a thin build. One of the suspects may have medium-length blond dreadlocks.

The investigation into the incidents is continuing. Anyone with information should call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS (2677).

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