KENNEWICK — Convenience stores on Clearwater Avenue were robbed at knifepoint early Saturday and again early Sunday.

Kennewick police believe that the two robberies are related and that a stolen car was used for the getaway in the first one.

The Circle K, 6006 W. Clearwater Ave., was robbed about 5:30 a.m. Saturday by a man who showed a knife, according to police reports.

The man left in a silver Pontiac G6 that had been reported stolen moments earlier in Pasco.

The second robbery was at the USA Gasoline — Express Food Mart, 5208 W. Clearwater Ave., just before 5 a.m. Sunday.

The suspect showed a knife and then left the store with money from the cash register. He headed west on foot, according to police reports.

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In both robberies the suspect was described as being about 6 feet tall and wearing a black ski mask that covered all but his eyes, black and white Nike shoes, and a black jacket and pants.

In the Saturday robbery he was reportedly wearing a black baseball hat with an Under Armour logo, and in the Sunday robbery he was wearing a black Nike baseball hat.

Kennewick police continue to seek information on the suspect and the stolen car with license plate ALU0085.