Police responded Tuesday afternoon to two robberies that happened within about one hour on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax District.
The first robbery involved a man armed with a semiautomatic handgun who took shoes and clothing from a store in the 7800 block of Melrose Avenue. The armed robber was report at about 12:30 p.m.
The second robbery was reported about an hour later at at bike shop in the 7700 block of Melrose Avenue. A bike was stolen. The store was closed at the time.
No arrests were reported. It was not immediately clear whether the same person is sought in both robberies.
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The robberies are the latest in a string of crimes along Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax District. All occurred within a few blocks of one another.