Vallejo 7-11s hit by double robbery

Robbing one 7-11 a night just isn’t enough these days.

At least not for the suspect Vallejo police believe held up two convenience stores within 20 minutes of each other Tuesday night.

Sgt. Jeff Bassett told the Vallejo Times-Herald that police received a call around 10:23 p.m. after a man in his 20s entered the store as if he was shopping. But when he went to the register, he pulled out a handgun and made off with cash.

Bassett said a second call came in about 16 minutes later from another 7-11 — about six minutes away by car — that had been robbed in the exact same fashion: Young man walks in, starts shopping, goes to check out, pulls out a gun and empties out the register.

It’s possible the suspect is also connected to a 7-11 hold up that took place at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning in Benicia.

Vallejo police are currently reviewing surveillance footage from both stores to get a better idea of what the suspect looks like.