Two Money Back convenience stores in Columbus were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday.
Police said the first armed robbery happened a little after 1:30 a.m. at 4499 Warm Springs Road. The two robbers fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was hurt, said Police Sgt. Harvey Hatcher.
The two men were described as black, wearing all black clothing and cloths or masks over their faces. One is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and the other is about 5 feet 10 inches.
About 30 minutes later, two men with handguns robbed a store at 8200 Williams Way. No one was hurt and the robbers also fled on foot.
Those men are described as black with light complexions between the ages of 17 and 21. One is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and the other is 5 feet 7 inches. One wore a red hoodie with green pants and the other wore a black hoodie with green pants.
Hatcher was uncertain whether the two robberies were related.
“There are enough differences in the descriptions to say no,” Hatcher said. “But still, it’s mighty convenient.”
The case is under investigation.