Two pedestrians and a North Main Street store were held up Monday night in separate armed robberies, Salinas police said.
The first occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Bermuda Way near Rider Avenue when a white four-door car pulled up near two pedestrians, ages 72 and 36. A passenger got out and demanded the victims' wallets at gunpoint.
The robber punched one of the victims and pushed him to the ground. The same thing happened to the second victim after he gave the robber his wallet, police said.
The robber's car drove away on Rider Avenue. The victims' injuries were not serious, police said.
Police asked any witnesses to call 758-7321.
Shortly before 10 p.m., two men with handguns held employees at Dollar General, 1045 N. Main St., at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
The robbery occurred as the employees were preparing to close the store, police said.
The two robbers were in their 20s and dressed in dark clothes, police said.