Two Allentown mini-marts robbed at gunpoint Christmas night

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Published: Dec 26 2012 11:33:05 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 26 2012 12:11:13 PM EST
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Two city mini-marts were the targets of armed robberies Christmas night.

Police said the first robbery occurred around 8 p.m. at the Rudy's Mini mart on the 1200 block of 4th Street.

Two males, one armed with a handgun and wearing masks and gloves, took an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The second robbery occurred around an hour later at the A-1 Gas/Mini Mart on the 1200 block of Turner Street.

Like the robbery an hour earlier, two males, one armed with a handgun and wearing masks, took an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

There is no word yet on whether the two incidents are related.