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UPDATE: Investigators believe two overnight robberies may be by same person
OKALOOSA COUNTY -- Two robberies, thirty minutes apart, on opposite sides of town.
Investigators think the same person could be behind both incidents.
Someone tried to rob Alvin's Island on Okaloosa Island late last night.
Deputies were still on that scene when the Waffle House on Racetrack Road was robbed.
Laura Hussey says, "Alvin's Island is a bit of an institution. You can get a giant Florida mug, you can get a Fort Walton Beach hippie hat. And they're open til midnight. But the man who came in here Monday at 10:30 PM wasn't interested in souvenirs"
The man walked up to the counter and demanded cash, but the employee couldn't open the register.
Surveillance cameras got an image of him, wearing a white shirt, white shorts and a white cap.
At 11pm, cameras at the Waffle House on Racetrack show what appears to be the same man.
Noone saw a gun, but he handed the clerk a note saying "If you make any noise, I will shoot everybody".
Wendy Riggs of Tip Toes Tanning was one of several people who got a visit from investigators the next morning.
She says, "You can't put it past them though, you gotta believe whatever you get. I'd give them whatever."
Ranee Jones of Fastsigns says, "It scared me half to death, didn't know what was going on, but lucky nobody was hurt or anything."
She says the robbery makes her nervous, but she's already careful.
Jones says, "I usually watch when I'm coming in, watch behind me"
Riggs says her company has made some changes for safety's sake, "We actually started closing at 7 instead of 9 because it is still daylight. It's kind of the off-season for us. So we have done that and it makes me feel better"
Ranee Jones says, "We have great neighbors around us so there's always somebody keeping our eyes open behind us and helping each other, so we're always watching for each other"
The suspect got away from the Waffle House with almost three hundred dollars.
Laura Hussey says, "If you have information on either incident, you're asked to call Crimestoppers or the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office."