San Diego police are investigating two robberies that occurred within an hour early Sunday.
Two men entered El Cotixan on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard through the back door around 1:35 a.m.
The suspects used guns to rob the restaurant and then ran out the back door police said.
The men were wearing black shirts, black pants and wore masks officials said.
Then about an hour later, two men walked into the Rigoberto’s Taco Shop on La Jolla Boulevard and robbed the restaurant.
They were described as wearing the same clothes and carrying handguns.
San Diego police would not discuss if the robberies were related but would only say the department’s robbery unit would be available to answer questions Monday.