The Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau is currently investigating an Unarmed Robbery and an Attempted Unarmed Robbery, both of which occurred yesterday, Monday, September 6, 2021.

Patrol Units responded to Lipton Mart, located at 320 West Housatonic Street, at 6:10 AM. The initial investigation revealed that an individual entered the store and demanded money, escaping with an amount of cash.

At 4:45 PM that afternoon, Patrol Units responded to Vong’s Restaurant, located at 157 Seymour Street. The initial investigation at this location determined that an individual entered the restaurant and demanded money. None was turned over, and the individual fled on foot.

No weapons were displayed, and no one was injured during the commission of either crime.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or who may have information about this incident, is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

Local business owners should be aware of these incidents and educate their staff that the safety of workers and the public are a priority during such occurrences. 911 should be called as soon as possible. Properly functioning security and camera systems are also hugely beneficial.

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