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Colorado Springs police investigated two armed robberies Friday morning in eastern Colorado Spring, law enforcement said.

Police drove to a business in the 400 block of North Murray Boulevard near the Citadel Mall around 4:55 a.m. where two robbers had slipped inside a store, officers said. One of them flashed a gun.

The two robbers escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Nearly 15 minutes later around 5:11 p.m. police responded to another robbery slightly north of the first in the 2400 block of North Academy where two male robbers burst into a store and demanded money while threatening the clerk with a gun, officers said. 

The two robbers escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Police did not report injuries in either robbery and did not say whether the two incidents were connected.

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