SAN DIEGO -- Two T-Mobile stores in San Diego were robbed within an hour Tuesday night, police said.
Police say a store on University Avenue in the College Area was robbed at 6:45 p.m. Thirty minutes later, a second store on Washington Street in Hillcrest was robbed.
Police were searching for the two suspects, who were described as African-American men in their early-to-mid-20s, ranging in height from 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches with thin builds. One man was wearing a light-colored hoodie and the other was wearing a blue hoodie with a white stripe.
Officers say the men got away with thousands of dollars worth of display items.
FOX 5 spoke with one woman who was inside the Hillcrest store during the robbery.
"It took me a minute to catch on what was happening, and then when I did I think I thought, I'm just glad it was not a gun."
Officers say the men had mace, and although they did not spray it, they used it to threaten customers inside.
"I'm looking at the mace flat at my face and I'm thinking oh my, and then one guy's saying, 'spray her, spray her.'"