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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown police need your help to solve 4 armed robberies in the city.

Surveillance video captured the suspects who covered the bottom half of their faces, in an attempt to shield their identity.

The suspects are described as two light-skinned males, possibly teenagers, who police suspect robbed the Burger King and Subway Restaurants on Midlothian Boulevard.  They're also suspected in the robberies of the Family Dollar and Taco Bell on Market Street.

The suspects brandished handguns, and took money from the cash registers.

The Subway restaurant was held up at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.

One of two suspects held an employee at gunpoint demanding cash from the register and safe.

The safe, which was on a time delay, could not be opened. The suspect then became agitated and attempted to fire a shot into the ceiling. One victim tells police the gun malfunctioned and did not fire.

The suspects fled with $260 cash from the register, as well as money from the victims. 

The previous week, two suspects wearing red hoodies and bandanas over their face held up the Family Dollar Store at 2224 Market Street.

Witnesses say one of the suspects pulled out a gun and ordered everyone to get behind the counter; firing a shot into the air to make them move faster.

The suspects were in the building for only a few minutes, taking money from a cash register as well as six packs of Newport cigarettes.

If you can help identify the suspects, call Youngstown Police at (330) 747-7911 or Crime Stoppers at  (330) 746-CLUE.

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