Ford10.22.12.jpgTwo men were arrested on suspicion of two separate robberies in San Francisco on Saturday night, according to police.

Damien Ford (pictured right) and James Ross, both 33, were arrested for allegedly robbing a market in the 200 block of Noe Street at 9:12 p.m. Saturday and then robbing two women and a man in the 1500 block of Post Street at 10:35 p.m., according to police.

The pair first went into the market, one armed with a shotgun and both with their faces covered, and held an employee and witness at gunpoint, police said.

They emptied the cash register and fled in a dark-colored sedan, according to police.

A little more than an hour later, two women and a man were walking toward their car when the suspects threatened them with the shotgun and demanded the victims’ property, police said.

Based on descriptions of the suspects and vehicle, officers from the Police Department’s Northern Station eventually located a brown four-door Honda in front of the State Building at 455 Golden Gate Ave., according to police.

The officers found property from both robberies as well as the shotgun in the Honda, and took Ford and Ross into custody, police said.

The pair was booked into jail on suspicion of multiple counts of robbery, weapons violations and conspiracy. Ford was also booked for violating his parole for a robbery conviction, according to police.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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