Waterloo police investigate weekend robberies

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police in Waterloo are investigating a pair of robberies that occurred within minutes of each other over the weekend.

KWWL-TV reports the first robbery occurred at the 3 Star Mart just after 9 p.m. Saturday. A man entered the store and demanded money. Police say he said he had a weapon but didn’t show one. He left without getting any money.

The second robbery happened three minutes later at Red Apple Restaurant. Police say a man with a similar description demanded money from employees and ran off after getting some cash.

The investigation is continuing.