Police are investigating two separate armed robberies with very similar descriptions and motives.
One robbery happened in Kearny Mesa on the 4800 block of Convoy Street while the second happened at a Little Caesars Pizza restaurant on the 1600 block of Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo, police said.
Suspects in the Kearny Mesa robbery left the Yakyudori restaurant hit one of the employees in the head with a gun before making off with cash. The employee suffered minor injuries.
The two suspects in the Kearny Mesa robbery were described as men in their late 20s, one wearing a dark-colored hooded top and another wearing a navy-colored hooded top.
At the Little Caesars Pizza, police said the suspects robbed one of the employees and left with money from the restaurant. The suspects in this robbery have similar descriptions to the earlier robbery.
Police said the suspects are described as in their 20s. one wore a gray hooded top and the other a dark-colored hooded top.
Police have not yet said if these robberies are linked to a series of ten similar robberies last month involving the so-called Random Bandits. The bandits displayed a similar pattern.