New Bedford Police are investigating two separate armed robberies.

The first took place early Wednesday afternoon at the Quichelenses Market on North Front Street when a black male wearing a hat to cover his face entered the store and demanded all the money from the cashier.

The second robbery happened early Thursday morning at the 7-Eleven on Rockdale Avenue when a man attempted to buy two cartons of cigarettes. When the clerk asked for ID to verify the man's credit card, the suspect threatened to take out a weapon and left the store with the cartons.

He's described as a white male in his mid-20's with a black goatee.

Anyone with information in either case should call New Bedford Police at 508-991-6300.