Hamilton police are investigating a pair of robberies that happened early Friday morning.
Police say they were called to a variety store at 4 Newtown Avenue at aroun midnight on Friday.
They were responding to reports of an armed robbery.
It was reported that three suspects entered the store with their faces covered and began making demands for cash and merchandise.
One of the men held a handgun during the robbery and the suspects fled the store after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.
It is believed the suspects may have had a vehicle to escape.
The 3 suspects are all described as male black, 20-25yrs old, wearing light coloured hooded shirts. One of the suspects wore light coloured pants, the second had darker coloured pants and the trird had black coloured pants.
About an hour later police were called to 119 Herkimer Avenue for reports of an armed robbery.
It was reported that a lone male suspect entered the store with a gun and began making demands for cash.
He was last seen leaving the store and area on foot.
He is described as male white, 25yrs old, 5’6″ tall, wearing a light coloured shirt.
Police say there is no evidence at this stage of the investigation that links either of these robberies together but investigators do remain open to the possibility due to the close proximity of one another.
Detectives from the Hamilton Police BEAR Unit continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information to contact them if they have any information on either robbery.