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Man uses drill bit to rob restaurant

An investigation is underway after police say a man tried to hold up a dry cleaning business, then robbed a restaurant, just minutes apart.

The attempted robbery happened around 10 Tuesday morning at Concord Custom Cleaners on East High Street.

Police say a man walked in and demanded money. An employee inside said there was no money, so the suspect left.

The second robbery happened a short time later at Puccini's Smiling Teeth on Chevy Chase Place, which is across the street from Concord Custom.

Police say the man held up employees at the restaurant, using a drill bit.

In that robbery, police say the man got some money, then ran off.

No one was hurt, but employees at both businesses were a little shaken up.

"He came in and said 'Give me a hundred dollars,'" Janie Wells, an employee at Concord Custom Cleaners said. "I said I don't have a hundred dollars. He said, 'If you don't give it to me, I am going to take it.' That's when he scared me. I said I only have credit cards and he left."

Police are now looking for the suspect, who they describe as a white or hispanic man, heavy set, between 5'10" and 6'0", last seen wearing a black hoodie and black shorts.

A witness told us the man was also wearing silver nike tennis shoes with orange trim.

Police are looking into whether the incidents were caught on surveillance cameras.


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