CAPITOLA - A bandanna-disguised duo are believed to have committed robberies in the Capitola area Sunday and Monday night police said.
The first robbery was about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, when a man walking in the 700 block of Capitola Avenue was approached from behind by two men, one of whom held a gun to his neck, Sgt. Cliff Sloma said.
The men demanded his property and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and other items, Sloma said.
Then, about 10:40 p.m. Sunday, two men robbed a 27-year-old Soquel man who was sitting on a bus bench near Safeway on 41st Avenue near Soquel Drive, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said.
The men walked up, one armed with a gun, and ordered the victim not to look at them and to hand over his wallet and cell phone, deputy April Skalland said.
The assailants stole his bus pass, food stamps, social security card, identification and other items, Skalland said.
They left in a grey, 1990s sedan, heading down Soquel Drive toward Aptos, Skalland said.
One wore a black sweater with white lettering on it, white gloves and a black hat, she said.
The gun was described as a black handgun in one robbery and a black and silver handgun in the other. In both cases, the men wore red bandannas over their faces, authorities said.
Sheriff's detectives ask anyone with information on the case to call investigations at 454-2311, or the anonymous tipline at 454-2847.
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