Lanett, Ala., police are searching for suspects in two armed robberies and a shooting that happened days apart.
The most recent robbery happened Monday, when two men were robbed outside a South First Avenue home and one of them was shot, Lanett Police Chief Teddy Morris said.
The men were outside the home in the 800 block when two men in dark clothing with their faces covered approached them. One was grabbed and pushed against the building, though he escaped and ran inside for help. Once inside, he heard a gunshot.
Returning outside, he found his friend hit in the abdomen, Morris said. He was taken to George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital.
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The two suspects, described as black men standing about 5-feet-8 and weighing around 135 pounds, ran.
The first robbery occurred Wednesday, when a man stepped outside of his workplace in the 200 block of Gilmer Avenue, Morris said. He was robbed at gunpoint by two men.
One of the robbers is described as a man standing 5 feet with a slim build. The other was about 5-foot-2 and also had a slim build.
Anyone with information about the robberies should contact Lanett police at 334-644-2146 or Valley CrimeStoppers at 334-756-8200 or 1-800-756-8282.