Shortly after 4:00 p.m. Police were called to a business in the 800 block of Broadway Ave where 2 men entered the business with a edged weapon and demanded money from an employee.
The suspects assaulted the employee by punching him, and the suspects were able to get away with a undisclosed amount of money.
Then, at approximately 4:20 p.m. a 2nd armed robbery was reported in the 1000 block of 8th Street east with similar descriptions of the the suspects and vehicle.
Again, 2 enter the business and demanded money while brandishing a knife and assaulting an employee by punching them.
They were able to flee with a undisclosed amount of money and lottery tickets.
At 4:30 p.m. a patrol member spotted the vehicle and suspects in the 1900 block of 8th Street and was able to successfully arrest 2 men matching the description of the 2 armed robberies.
The lottery tickets, money and weapon were all located.