The robber gathered up the cash in this surveillance camera image of the Easton robbery.
The robber gathered up the cash in this surveillance camera image of the Easton robbery.

Easton police are trying to identify a man who they say robbed two gas stations, in Easton and Stoughton, within 15 minutes of each other Tuesday night.

Easton police responded at 5:20 p.m. to reports of an armed robbery at a Mobil station on Foundry Street, Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik said.

“He displayed a gun and went to the cash registers to take out cash,” Krajcik said. The suspect then fled behind the store, where police believe he had a car parked.

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About 15 minutes later, a second robbery was reported by Stoughton police at a Mobil station at Cobbs Corner. Their suspect’s description matched that of the robbery in Easton, Krajcik said.

Surveillance camera images from both gas stations show a black male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build, wearing all black clothing, and a black ski mask.

“It appears to be the same person,” Krajcik said. Easton police detectives are leading the investigation.