Two gas stations robbed within hours

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two gas stations within 11 miles of each other were robbed early Monday morning.

Officers say they initially responded to Marathon gas station on Wilkinson Boulevard where a suspect brandished a weapon and demanded property. 

The incident occurred Monday morning around 12:37 a.m.

About four hours later, a similar robbery occurred at Circle K on North Tryon Street. 

According to police, a suspect brandished a weapon and took property from the Circle K around 4:45 a.m and fled the scene.

No injuries were reported from either incident and police are investigating if the robberies are related. 

Both robberies are ongoing, active investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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