Officers warned about ‘heavily armed’ robbers

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department warned its officers about ‘heavily armed’ suspects believed to be responsible for two robberies.

On June 28, the Motel 6 at 1586 Sycamore View was robbed.

Two days later, police say the same suspects robbed the BP gas station at 8941 Highway 64.

During the latter, the first suspect wore black clothing and a Scream mask. The suspect was armed with a “police-style shotgun with an extended magazine.”

The second suspect then entered, wearing a black long-sleeve t-shirt, khaki shorts and an orange t-shirt around his head. He was “armed with an AK-47 style rifle equipped with a high capacity magazine and sling.”

A third suspect, wearing a white cap, flannel long-sleeve shirt and black pants, went to the register and stole cash.

All three ran from the scene.

MPD says in both robberies, a lookout was armed with a high capacity shotgun while guarding the door.

Officers who respond to future robberies with a similar MO have been advised to do so using extreme caution.