UPDATE: Two arrests made.
Boston Police report a couple of guys have robbed or tried to rob six stores in the North End and nearby this weekend.
The men, one white, one black, sometimes show up together, but typically just one demands money while the other waits outside, police say.
Their spree started around 4 p.m. on Saturday when the white guy held up the Venice Convenience Store at 38 Cooper St. in the North End. He got away with both cash and unspecified items.
About 7:30 p.m., white guy walked into the 7-Eleven at 70 East India Row, motioned as if he had a gun and tried and for some reason failed to actually hold up the store. Police say black guy waited for him outside; they they ran away.
Black guy may have made his first appearance as primary robber about a half hour later during a robbery of the Salem Market, 170 Salem St. in the North End. He motioned as if armed and, after getting money, ran away with white guy, who was waiting outside.
Around 3 a.m. today, the two hit the 7-Eleven at 103 State St. This time, they got away with cash.
Around 7:20 a.m., white guy demanded money at the Starbucks, 2 Atlantic Ave. He didn't make like he had a gun, ran away with black guy.
Around 3 p.m., the pair entered Adams Convenience, 149 Hanover St.. The white guy held a broken glass bottle and demanded all the money from the register. They then ran out, toward Marshall Street, in the direction of Faneuil Hall.