Two Ventura convenience stores were robbed by a masked gunman within one hour early Friday morning.
The first was around 3:40 AM at the Circle K at Main and Laurel streets.
The second happened about an hour later at the Circle K on Petit near Telephone.
In both cases a male with a mask and armed with a handgun demanded cash from the clerk.
The clerk complied and the suspect fled in a silver vehicle that looked like a Prius.
No one was injured.
These were the latest in a series of armed robberies at convenience stores and other businesses in Ventura recently.