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City endures more armed robberies

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A gun-wielding crook held up Dunkin’ Donuts on Diamond Hill Road Friday night, but two men who tried to hold up a gas station on Social Street yesterday morning left empty-handed.
Nikhil Makhija, the proprietor of the Valero station at 1023 Social St., told police two men approached him at the counter about 5:54 a.m. yesterday and demanded money.
Police reports say Makhija began yelling and swearing at the men, but they weren’t frightened off until he told them the police were already on their way.
The men had threatened to shoot him if he didn’t give him money from the cash register, the 55-year-old Makhija told police, but he refused to comply.
The proprietor of the gas station said both men were wearing dark knitted caps pulled down on their brows, and black bandannas covering most of their faces. He said they also wore dark gloves and both carried handguns, one green, the other black and silver.
He described both men as Latinos who were about 5 feet 6 inches tall.
It was the second incident of its kind police investigated since Friday, when a man walked into Dunkin’ Donuts at 1431 Diamond Hill Road.

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