Salem Police responded to three armed robberies within a 70 minute time frame early Sunday morning. All three armed robberies appear to have been committed by the same suspect.
The first armed robbery was reported at 5:40 a.m. at the "Plaid Pantry", 2505 State St. The suspect entered, displayed a dark colored handgun and demanded money. The suspect left within minutes with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes. No one was injured, no shots were fired by the suspect. Suspect fled to the involved vehicle and left.
The second armed robbery was reported at 6:48 a.m. at the "Salem Market", 3390 Center St. NE. The suspect entered, displayed a dark colored handgun and demanded money. No money was given and the suspect fled. No one was injured, no shots were fired by the suspect. No vehicle was seen.
The third armed robbery was reported at 6:50 a.m. at the "US Market", 2904 12th St. SE. The suspect entered, displayed a dark colored handgun and demanded money. No money was given. The suspect then fled after taking some disposable cigarette lighters and candy. The suspect fled to the involved vehicle and left.No one was injured and no shots were fired by the suspect.
SUSPECT description: White Female Adult, 25-35 yrs., 5'5-5'8, med-hvy build, long dark hair dyed maroon color in a ponytail, wearing bright red lipstick. Clothing description: dark colored baseball cap (plain-no emblem), dark colored sunglasses, dark colored hoodie sweatshirt under a dark colored waist length jacket, blue/dark colored jeans and light colored shoes.
The suspect was seen getting into a dark colored Ford Windstar mini-van w/roof rack, no front license plate. Vehicle was driven by an unknown subject.
Anyone with information on the robberies, suspect or involved vehicle are asked to call Salem Police at 503-588-6123.