Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Two armed robberies occurred within minutes of each other Thursday.
According to the Sumter Police Department, the first robbery happened between 11:40 p.m. and 11:49 p.m. at the Young's Food Store at 1970 Camden Highway.
The other took place the Kangaroo gas station at 2995 Broad Street between 11:55 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.
The two locations are less than two miles a part from one another.
Witnesses described the robber for both crimes as a medium-build black man between 25 and 35 years old.
In one instance, officers were told the man was wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt. In the other, witnesses said the robber was wearing a black skull cap, jeans, and a black and grey jacket.
No one was hurt in either of the robberies.
Investigators have not determined the exact amount of money that was stolen.
If you have any information you're asked to call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.