Kansas City police are investigating two convenience store overnight robberies.
The first incident was reported just after midnight at the Fast Stop in the 7100 block of Eastwood Trafficway. A witness told police two men walked into the store and one of them brandished handgun and demanded money. As he left, the gunman threw a can of beer that struck one clerk, police said.
The robbers ran into an apartment complex across the street. Witnesses said the men were driving a silver or gray Ford Focus.
The second holdup happened just before 1 a.m. at the 7-Eleven in the 300 block of East 63rd Street. Two men entered the store as the clerk stocked shelves. One approached the clerk while his accomplice stood near the front door.
The first man brandished a handgun and demanded money. After the clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, the robbers fled west on foot on 63rd Street, police said.
Police did not have detailed descriptions of the robbers in either incident.
Glenn E. Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org