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* San Bruno Police are investigating two armed robberies

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Police are investigating two armed robberies at businesses in San Bruno this week, police said. The first robbery happened shortly after 9:15 p.m. Monday at a business in the 500 block of San Mateo Avenue. A man entered the business, displayed a gun and demanded money.

The clerk opened the cash register and the gunman removed an undisclosed amount of money and then fled the business. The second robbery happened Thursday shortly after 12:30 a.m. at a business in the 600 block of West San Bruno Avenue. In that robbery, a man also entered the business, displayed a gun and demanded cash.

Like the clerk in the first robbery, the second clerk also opened the cash register and the man grabbed cash and fled. In both cases the gunman was described as a light skinned black man in his 20s who is between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall.

The suspect in the first robbery is believed to be about 180 pounds while the suspect in the second robbery is believed to be about 140 pounds, police said. In both cases the suspect was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap and blue jeans and had his face partially covered. Police so far are calling the robberies separate incidents.

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