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Racine Police are searching for suspects in two robberies — at Douglas Hardware and Taqueria Arandas  Restaurant — that happened over the weekend.

A male suspect entered Douglas Hardware, 20130 Douglas Ave., at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9. The man carried a weapon and demanded cash from the clerk. After the clerk gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled the store on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, about six-foot 10-inches tall, and about 200 pounds. The man was last seen wearing a puffy black coat.

In the second robbery, two male suspects entered the Taqueria Arandas, 1501 Prospect St., at 7:18 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11. Both men showed handguns and demanded cash. Taking an undetermined amount of cash, two two fled the restaurant on foot.

The first described as man that is between five-foot six-inches and five-foot eight-inches tall, and about 160 pounds. The second suspect is described as a black man, about five-foot seven-inches tall, and about 160 pounds. Both men wore masks over their faces.

If you have any information, please call the Racine Police Department investigations unit at (262) 635-7756.

You may also contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text


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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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