The Nicholasville Police Department is investigating two early morning robberies of convenience stores they feel were perpetrated by the same man.
The first incident occurred around 3 a.m. at the Circle K on Edgewood Drive, near the bypass.
The man asked the clerk to give him change for a dollar, and when the clerk opened the register, the man then demanded all the money.
"This person had a brief confrontation with the clerk there who refused to give him anything," NPD Maj. John Branscum said. "I don't think it was a physical confrontation, just verbal."
The man left the Circle K without any money.
Around 6 a.m. a man, matching the description of the person who attempted to hold up the Circle K, entered T-Mart on South Main Street, this time armed with a knife.