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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – St. Louis County police are looking for a person they believe was involved in two business robberies in the last two weeks.

Officials released photos Friday of the individual they say walked into a Dellwood cash loans business and robbed an employee.  It happened at the Advanced America Cash Loans at 10018 West Florissant.

According to police, the suspect showed the victim a handgun and forced her to give him money from the business safe and then sprayed her with pepper spray.

The suspect was last seen running west on Chambers Road. He is described as a black male in his 20s.  He was wearing a red, black and white striped shirt with black pants and black shoes.  He was also wearing a red baseball cap.

Authorities believe the same person is responsible for a robbery on Friday, September 6th.   It happened at the MO Payday Loans in the 11,000 block of West Florissant.  The suspect in that case also used pepper spray to assault an employee after demanding money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis County Police.