Philadelphia Police say gunpoint robberies at two Northeast Philadelphia 7-Eleven stores overnight in which the robbers pistol-whipped employees were the work of the same bandits.
In the first, police say one robber pistol-whipped an employee at the 7-Eleven on Frankford Avenue near Decatur Street, in Holmesburg, and stole cash and cigarettes from the store about 1:30 a.m.
Roughly a half-hour later, about 2 a.m., an armed robber walked into the 7-Eleven at Bridge and Thompson streets, in Bridesburg, and pistol-whipped an employee there. It's unclear what, if anything, was taken in that robbery.
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By Sunday afternoon, police said they believe both stickups were the work of the same robbers. No arrests have been made.