(HELENA) On May 18th at about 1:44 am, the Helena Police Department was notified by employees of Village Inn Pizza at 1830 Prospect Avenue the business had been robbed.  Investigators learned a male had shown an employee of the business a note demanding money and also displayed a black handgun.  After taking money from the business, the male fled the area in a vehicle which had been parked in the parking lot.  The vehicle was later located by officers several blocks from the scene.

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At about 5:29 am, East Helena Police and Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Montana Lil’s Casino at 100 South Lane in East Helena after it was reported the business had been robbed.  An employee of the business also reported a male had presented a note demanding money and fled with a sum of cash.

Officers and deputies are currently searching for the men shown in the attached stills from surveillance in the casinos.  It is believed the shown males are involved in the robberies to both businesses and should be considered armed and dangerous.  Please do not approach or attempt to detain them.

If spotted, please call 911 immediately.  Anyone with information concerning either robbery or other information as to either male’s whereabouts can contact Helena Police Detective Kent Anderson at 406-457-8828 or the 911 Center at 406-442-3233 or 406-447-8293.

General information or tips can also be left with Crimestoppers at 406-443-2000 or www.helenacs.com