Newport police are appealing to the public for help in identifying a woman and a man who held up the same Rite Aid Pharmacy on Moosehead Trail on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively.

Police Chief Leonard MacDaid said the two robberies were conducted in similar fashion, but no determination has been made about whether they are related.

In the first robbery, about 9 a.m. Sunday, a lone woman walked into the store on Moosehead Trail, handed a note to a store employee and escaped with drugs. In the second hold-up, a man entered the store about 4 p.m., handed a note to an employee and also escaped with drugs.

Police would not disclose whether a threat of violence was made in either robbery, but no weapon was shown in either robbery.

The suspect in the Sunday robbery is described as a white woman between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 8 inches in height, wearing black ski pants, a teal-colored jacket, a green Dysart’s cap and pink fleece. She was described as being of medium build.

MacDaid said the suspect in the Tuesday robbery was a white man about 20 to 30 years old, of slender build, with a light-colored beard and mustache. He was wearing a Red Sox cap, a dark blue jacket, gray-and-blue gloves and brown pants.

Police have released surveillance photographs of the two suspects and have appealed to the public for any information that could help identify the suspects. The Rite Aid store is near an entrance to Interstate 95.