As many as five convenience store robberies in Federal Way, Kent and Renton are believed to have been committed by the same two suspects.

Early Wednesday, two Federal Way stores, a Chevron and a 7-Eleven, were robbed at gunpoint by two armed black men. Kent Police later joined the investigation, reporting the same suspects likely robbed two more stores the previous week.

A fifth robbery at a 7-Eleven in Renton also occurred early Wednesday, and may also be connected to the suspects.

In Federal Way, the Chevron on the 1700 block of South 356th Street was robbed at 1:24 a.m. The suspects got away with money and cigarettes. Then the 7-Eleven near South 288th Street and Military Road South was robbed at 1:46 a.m. The store clerk fought with one of the robbers who fired a shot. The clerk received a non-life-threatening injury to the head.

The robberies in Kent occurred on Thursday,September 13, separated by only about 45 minutes. Police did not identify the stores that were targeted. A store clerk was also injured when he was hit in the head with one of the suspect's gun.

One of the two suspects is described as:

--black male, 20-25-years-old
--5-feet 6-inches to 5-feet 9-inches tall
--1st robbery: wore turquoise jumpsuit w/navy blue gloves, dark stocking cap, blue bandanna
--2nd robbery: wore black shirt, black pants, dark stocking cap, dark gloves
--silver semi-automatic handgun

The second suspect is described as:

--black male, 20-25-years-old
--5-feet 9-inches to 5-feet 11-inches tall
--short beard
--black pants, black hooded sweatshirt, gray stocking cap, white gloves, white shoes, white scarf/shirt over face

Police do not have a vehicle description.

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