Robber threatens to kill worker, handcuffs woman in heist
HAMMOND - Police are searching for men who may be connected to two business robberies.
"Do you want to die?" the man asked an employee at a payday loan location North Morrison Blvd. when he realized the employee only had access to $1,000. He stormed out after handcuffing the worker and spraying her with pepper spray, police said. Surveillance video recorded the confrontation and the man is seen leaving the business holding a small, silver revolver.
A few days later, police said a business was robbed on West Thomas Street by a similar man wearing a gray hoodie, mask and goggles. A second man was with him in the later heist, police said.
Police are looking for help identifying suspects in both cases.
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