Police investigating three overnight robberies in eastern Colorado Springs

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Police are investigating a string of three robberies in eastern Colorado Springs overnight. 

Police said the first robbery happened around 3:45 a.m. at a convenience store in the area of Academy Boulevard and Astrozon Boulevard. Three armed men entered the store and demanded cigarettes and money from the clerk, according to police. 

About 20 minutes later, a personal robbery was reported on Ridenour Drive, which is in the area of Fountain Boulevard and Jet Wing Drive. The victim was hit with a pistol and sustained minor injuries, according to police. 

About 10 minutes after that, armed robbers took beer and money from a clerk at a convenience store in the area of Academy Boulevard and Palmer Park Boulevard. 

Police believe the three robberies are related. No suspects have been arrested. 

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