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Billings police investigate two early morning robberies

Crime Watch
Posted at 7:10 AM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-11 09:54:18-04

BILLINGS - The Billings Police Department is investigating two robberies that occurred early Thursday morning.

The first robbery was reported at 1:04 a.m. near the 2400 block of Central Avenue. Police said on Twitter two males entered a business and attempted to shoplift. A physical altercation ensued between the suspects and employees, police said, before the suspects fled.

An employee suffered minor injuries.

The second robbery happened shortly before 3 a.m. in the 1800 block of Hampton Place. Police said a male suspect armed with a handgun approached a female and stole her purse. The victim was not injured.

The suspect was described as in his 30s, 5-feet, 11-inches tall with a thin build.

No other information was released.