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Police Investigate String Of Robberies In Canton Supermarket Parking Lot

CANTON (CBS) - Police are warning shoppers about a man and a woman who've teamed up to commit a string of robberies at a Canton supermarket.

"It stinks because you shouldn't be afraid to go out," said resident Janice Anderson.

Robbery suspect
Suspects in robberies at Canton supermarket (WBZ-TV)

Police released surveillance pictures of the woman they say grabbed an elderly woman's purse in the Shaw's parking lot on Washington Street at about 8:30 Wednesday morning. They also have surveillance of a dark colored truck they say is the getaway vehicle.

Monday, it was a man who grabbed a purse from an elderly woman. A week before that, the female robber tried to do the same to another potential victim who would not give up her purse, ran back into the store, and called 911.

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Suspects wanted in Canton robberies (WBZ-TV)

"It's very rare for our community," said Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz.

He says police have more cruisers patrolling the parking lot, both marked and unmarked.

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