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Denton police investigate spate of aggravated robberies

Denton police are looking for a suspect who may be connected to  two aggravated robberies Tuesday at local convenience stores. 

Police said they received a similar suspect description in both cases: a black man wearing a white cloth over his face, a red jacket and dark pants. 

Investigators are also looking into a third aggravated robbery that occurred about 12:38 a.m. Wednesday at the Super 8 motel in the 600 block of South Interstate 35E.  Police have not yet confirmed whether the suspect description in that case is similar to the description in the two robberies on Tuesday, according to police spokesman Officer Shane Kizer. 

At about 1:16 a.m. Tuesday, police said a man walked into a  7-Eleven convenience store in the 1200 block of South Loop 288 and brandished a gun. He then ordered the clerk to empty the cash register and left the store with about $300, police said. 

Later that night, at 11:09 p.m., police responded to an aggravated robbery at the Corner Stop convenience store, roughly six miles away in the 3200 block of North Elm Street. Police said a man came into the store and brandished a gun before he got away with about $200, according to a police report. 

At 12:38 a.m. Wednesday morning, a suspect robbed the Super 8 motel at gunpoint. It's unclear whether the suspect got away with money in that incident. 

The investigation is ongoing.