Village of Endicott Police say they are looking for a suspect in the armed robbery of a Washington Avenue store and the attempted robbery of a North Street smoke shop, both on January 7.

According to a police news release, authorities were called to the Harash Stop and Shop at 109 Washington Avenue at around 10:20 p.m. for a report of a Black man entering the store and displaying what appeared to be a handgun.  The suspect, described as being in his late teens or early twenties, of muscular build, standing around 6' 0" tall and wearing  a white tee-shirt, green long-sleeved shirt, compression sleeves and dark colored pants and shoes, fled south on Washington Avenue before police arrived.

There were no injuries and an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

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Less than three-and-a-half hours prior to the Stop and Shop robbery, at around 7 p.m., a man with a similar description had entered Al's Smoke Shop at 704 North Street in the village and displayed a handgun but fled empty-handed.

The suspect in the first incident was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with white markings on the left sleeve.

Anyone with information or who has video regarding either incident is asked to contact Endicott Police Detectives at (607) 745-3341.

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