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More details are emerging about two bizarre robberies in which the accused used makeup to disguise himself as someone of a different race. Witnesses described 31-year-old Michael Whelan as fidgety when spotted outside Walsh’s Convenience on St. Clare Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday. A customer warned the clerk about a man outside the store. After that, Whelan is said to have used a syringe to threaten the clerk to obtain cash. A customer followed him. Later that night, around 11:30, Whelan is believed to have gone to Sobeys. There, in the express line, he kept talking to customers, speaking in a fake accent. He tried to skip the line, telling customers he was from India. Again, he is said to have used a syringe to threaten the cashier and obtain money. He fled the store on foot but was quickly taken into custody with the help of a police dog.