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PAULDING COUNTY, Ga -- A suspect who robbed a store and told the clerk he had a bomb may be connected to a second robbery. The robberies happened a day apart in Paulding County. In one of the robberies he said he had a gun and a bomb.

"At this point we don't have anything that would indicate whether he did have a bomb or a gun but as you can imagine the clerk took it serious and gave the suspect the money," said Corporal Ashley Henson of the Paulding County Sheriff Office.

On Friday, October 25, 2014, the suspect walked into the CVS Pharmacy on Cedarcrest Road at about 7:00AM. The suspect forced a clerk into the manager's office where he ordered the manager to open a safe and give him the money, according to Cpl. Henson.

The suspect pointed a black, semi-automatic pistol at the clerk and the manager.

On Saturday, October 26, 2014 at about 8:30PM, a suspect walked into the Walmart on Marietta Highway and went to the first cash register near the door. "He handed the clerk a note which pretty much said, 'I have a bomb and a gun and if you don't give the all the money then I'm going to use them,'" Henson said.

Henson said the clerk put the money into a plastic shopping bag and the suspect left the store with it. "At this point we don't have anything that would indicate whether he did have a bomb or a gun, but as you can imagine the clerk took it serious," he said.

Surveillance photos from the CVS and the Walmart show a suspect wearing dark clothing. Though you can't see the suspects face in the CVS robbery, Cpl. Henson said they want to know if it is the same suspect. "We're trying to determine if the two are related, if it's the same person," he said. "We're reaching out to the public to see if anybody might recognize this individual and if they know anything for them to give us a call."

Paulding County authorities said they are comparing these two cases to similar ones in Cobb County. If you recognize the suspect or have information about the robberies call the Paulding County Sheriff Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-443-3015.

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