BILLINGS - The Billings Police Department is investigating two robberies that occurred early Thursday morning.
The first robbery was reported at 1:04 a.m. near the 2400 block of Central Avenue.
Police said on Twitter two males entered a business and attempted to shoplift.
A physical altercation ensued between the suspects and employees, police said, before the suspects fled.
An employee suffered minor injuries.
The second robbery happened shortly before 3 a.m. in the 1800 block of Hampton Place.
Police said a male suspect armed with a handgun approached a female and stole her purse.
The victim was not injured.
The suspect was described as being in his 30s, 5'11" tall with a thin build.
No other information was released.