COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Police say a string of robberies in the College Station area may be connected.
On Monday and Tuesday, College Station Police responded to four robberies, all within a few miles apart. In three of those cases, the suspects pulled a gun on the victims.
Chuck Fleeger with the College Station Police Department said it's a trend the city doesn't often see.
"That is abnormal, and it's something we're taking very seriously," said Fleeger.
The first robbery happened around 11 p.m. Monday at the Polo Club Apartments in the 700 block of Dominik. Investigators said the 19-year-old victim told police two men walked up to him and pulled a gun, stole some cash and took off on foot.
Just under an hour later, another man was robbed.
This one happened at the Briarwood Apartments in the 1200 block of Harvey Road. The 30-year-old victim was out walking alone when he was robbed.
"He was approached by two suspects, one of which brandished a firearm," said Fleeger.
The crooks got away with the victim's wallet and cell phone.
The third robbery happened about ten minutes later along Associates Road near Highway 6.
"The victim in this case was riding his bicycle, and was approached from behind by a vehicle, described as a red Toyota," said Fleeger.
The victim managed to get away and ran to a nearby movie theatre to call police.
The final robbery happened on Tuesday at the Eastgate Apartments in the 400 block of Lincoln.
Police said this is the only time the suspects didn't show a weapon, but that didn't stop them from resorting to violence to get what they wanted.
The victim tried to run, but one of the suspects caught up with him and hit him in the head with his fist. They took off with the victim's wallet and cell phone, police said.
Fleeger said the crimes may be connected.
"Until we identify all the individuals involved, we can't say definitively that they are the same suspects," said Fleeger. "But there are certainly a lot of similarities."
In all the cases, the suspects are described as black males between the ages of 18 to 23 years old, around 5-feet-ten inches to six feet tall, with a slender or medium build.
If you know anything, you're asked to give the College Station Police Department a call.