Police in Little Rock are investigating a pair of armed robberies at gas stations in which assailants made off with cash.
The two robberies happened about 15 minutes apart, beginning with a holdup at the Shell at 10100 N. Rodney Parham Road shortly before 9:30 p.m.
In that robbery, the two men went inside, pointed a gun at an employee and got an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
About 9:45 p.m., two men armed with handguns entered the Exxon station at 7600 Cantrell Road, went behind the counter and demanded cash, according to a police report.
One man held the clerk at gunpoint, while the second removed money from the register.
After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the men ran north from the business.
The two stations are less than three miles apart.
The robbers in both cases are described as black men who wore black hoodies and black masks, and weighed about 150 pounds and stood about 5 foot 5. The clerk in the Exxon robbery indicated the men were also wearing black masks.
Despite the similarities, the robberies are not believed to be related, a police spokesman said.
No arrests have been made.
The latest cases come just a day after the Exxon at 8601 Fourche Dam Pike was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.