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      Police say S. Toledo robberies are becoming more violent

      Toledo Police believe the same two men robbed about a dozen carryouts over the past two months. Sgt. Joe Heffernan says the crooks are becoming more violent.

      A Stop & Go on Western Ave. was hit twice by robbers in the past month.

      The second time around, a clerk opened fire and a suspect fired back. No one was shot.

      â??The first few they did, nobody was injured,â?? Sgt. Joe Heffernan said. â??Then they started physically assaulting some of the clerks. And yesterday shots were actually exchanged.â??

      READ: Toledo Police ask for help nabbing suspects behind several robberies

      Heffernan says itâ??s very important to get the suspects in custody as soon as possible, since they seem to be escalating their level of violence.

      Beverly Barrett lives a block away from the Stop&Go. Sheâ??s worried the robbers could strike again.

      â??You never know where itâ??s going to happen at. It can happen anywhere, you know,â?? she said.

      Squad cars circled Barrettâ??s neighborhood the day after the robbery.

      A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests of the suspects.

      Police ask that anyone with information contact Crime Stopper at 419-255-1111.