Updated:ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
Authorities in Orange County said a second group of serial robbers is on the run, targeting convenience stores and hotels at gunpoint.
Police said a man and a woman held up a 7-Eleven on South Orange Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Monday, and then robbed a second 7-Eleven on North Mills Avenue just 12 minutes later.
A clerk inside the 7-Eleven on South Orange said the man hit her on the head three times while the couple robbed the store.
Investigators said they believe the robberies are connected to a La Quinta robbery that happened on Jan 10.
Authorities said there have been four armed robberies in Orlando in the last five days and they believe the same two women and man are behind them all.
Surveillance video taken from one of the robberies shows the women and man entering with their faces covered.
A photo from a robbery at a 7-Eleven on Wednesday shows the man appears to be wearing the same hooded sweatshirt.
The getaway car is described as possibly a dark blue four-door sedan. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.
Police said the three are not associated with a string of nearly a dozen recent hotel robberies.