Merced police are looking for suspects in two robberies that occurred minutes apart Tuesday morning in South Merced.
The first robbery was reported at 8:59 a.m. after a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a bandana covering his face walked to a recycling center in the 1200 block of West 9th Street. The man showed a handgun to the clerk and demanded money. He then fled on foot.
The second robbery was reported 16 minutes later, at Jessie's Market at 110 E. 13th St. Police say the man entered the store with a handgun and demanded money while another person acted as a lookout. After getting the money, both men fled on foot.
Police didn't say whether the two robberies could be related incidents.
No injuries were reported during either robbery.
Anyone with information may call Merced Police at (209) 385-6847 or the department's anonymous tip line at (209) 385-4725.