BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. — A man wielding a knife robbed a Berrien Springs store over the weekend, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.
The robbery happened Saturday at the Cass Street Shoppe, 516 N. Cass St. The suspect approached a sales clerk with the knife and took an unspecified amount of money, according to a release. No injuries were reported.
After the robbery, officials say the man fled north on foot. A dog was able to track him to a nearby ally and neighborhood but later lost his scent.
At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a dark ski mask, a blue zip-up hoodie, gloves and white tennis shoes.
Investigators are trying to determine if the crime is linked to another armed robbery in Berrien Springs. That incident happened Oct. 8 at a Speedway gas station, 105 N. Cass St.
The suspect in that incident was described as a white male between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was also wearing a dark ski mask, a blue zip-up hoodie, light blue jeans and white shoes at the time of that robbery, investigators said.
He allegedly entered the gas station with a handgun and took money before fleeing on foot. There were no injuries in that robbery.
Anyone with information on either of these robberies is asked to call the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Police Department at 269-471-2813.