Walnut Creek police looking for armed masked suspects in 2 separate robberies

Walnut Creek police are looking for armed suspects involved in two Friday robberies they say don't appear to be related.   

At approximately 1:11 p.m. police received a report of a robbery in the Newell Promenade shopping center in the 1500 block of Newell Ave.   

The victim was getting into an Uber when two masked subjects - one reportedly holding a dark-colored gun - allegedly confronted the victim. After a brief struggle, the suspects allegedly stole the victim's watch and fled. The victim sustained a facial injury.     

About two hours later, at approximately 3:16 p.m., police received a report of a robbery in the Burger King parking lot in the 1700 block of N. Broadway.   

The victim was sitting in his car when two masked suspects - one holding a dark-colored gun -approached him. One suspect allegedly forcibly took the victim's wallet and jewelry and then fled. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.     

Police said in a statement Saturday "At this time, these incidents do not appear to be related."   

Anyone with information about either robbery can contact police at (925) 943-5844 or use the anonymous tip line at (925) 943-5865.