Two Nampa men were arrested after the armed robbery of two stores Friday afternoon, according to Nampa Police Department.
Manuel Santana, 27, was charged with robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. Jose Brunett-Salgado, 24, was charged with robbery, according to police.
Police responded to a call reporting robbery at about 1:45 p.m. Friday to the 600 block of 12th Avenue Road.
Witnesses told officers that a Hispanic man in his 20s showed a firearm to demand cash. He took and undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the scene, driving off in a dark passenger vehicle, police said.
At about 3:30 p.m. police responded to another armed robbery call at the 100 block of Lone Star Road.
Witnesses told officers several men came into the store. One presented a firearm to demand cash. Then they left the scene in a dark passenger vehicle that matched the description from the previous incident, police said.
Officers located a dark passenger vehicle matching the description on Northside Boulevard. Officers made contact with the driver and passenger and detained both men.
Both Santana and Brunett-Salgado were booked into Canyon County Jail Friday.