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Suspect vehicle in Sunday morning armed robbery at Maui Stop and Shop.

Updated at 2:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, to include additional robberies

A series of early Sunday morning robberies at three Terre Haute hotels and a gas station/convenience store may be connected.

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Video from the Maui Stop and Shop show the suspects in a Sunday morning armed robbery.

The robberies were:

• At 5:22 a.m. at the Home 2 Suits by Hilton off East Margaret Drive;

• At 5:34 a.m. at the nearby Holiday Inn Express Suites, also off East Margaret:

• At 5:45 a.m. at Hampton Inn on U.S. 41 near Interstate 70.

• At 5:50 a.m. at Maui Stop and Shop at South Seventh Street and East Springhill Drive.

In a news release issued Monday morning, Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse said a man and woman entered the Maui shop wearing dark clothing with most of their faces covered.

Plasse said one suspect pointed a firearm at the clerk. The suspects took cash and other items.

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Suspect in Sunday morning armed robbery at Seventh and Springhill.

The suspect vehicle appears to be a black 2020 Nissan Sentra SR, Plasse said. The last two characters on the vehicle’s temporary tag appear to be “1B”.

Anyone with information about the Maui suspects can call 812-462-3226 and ask for Detective Fischer.

Information on the hotel incidents can be reported to city police at 812-238-1661.

Police are also looking at the possibility that a robbery in Marshall, Illinois, may be connected.

Original story, 11:21 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23:

Police are searching for suspects in a Sunday morning armed robbery at the Maui Stop and Shop gas station at South Seventh Street and East Springhill Drive.

About 6 a.m., a man and woman entered the store wearing dark clothing with most of their faces covered, Sheriff John Plasse said. One suspect pointed a firearm at the clerk. The suspects took cash and other items.

The suspect vehicle appears to be a black 2020 Nissan Sentra SR, Plasse said. The last two characters on the vehicle’s temporary tag appear to be “1B”.

Anyone with information about the suspects can call 812-462-3226 and ask for Detective Fischer.

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Lisa Trigg has been a reporter at the Tribune-Star since 2009. With more than 30 years of newspaper experience, she now covers general news with a focus on crime and courts.

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