WATERLOO – Waterloo police are investigating a robbery at a convenience store on Wednesday morning.

Details weren’t immediately available, but officers were called to Neighborhood Mart, 2100 Lafayette St., around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

No serious injuries were reported. No description has yet been provided by police.

Police are also investigating a failed robbery that happened hours earlier at an auto parts store. In that case, a man in a ski mask entered the Auto Zone, 1430 Logan Ave., around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday with his hand in his pocket as if he was armed with a handgun. The clerk refused to hand over any money, and the would-be robber left empty-handed following an argument with the employee, police said.

The Tuesday night robber is described as a black male about 5 feet, 7 inches and 150 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and tan gloves police said.

The robbery and attempted robbery came amid a string of hold ups in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area in recent weeks.

 --- Jan. 21, a masked man with a gun robbed the Prime Mart on Center Street in Cedar Falls at about 7:30 p.m.

--- Jan. 22, a man with a knife robbed Kay Jewelers in Cedar Falls. Carlos Roig Gonzalez of Cedar Falls was arrested in the case on Tuesday.

--- Jan. 23, a man with gun robbed Casey’s General Store on Logan Avenue.

--- Jan. 29, Metro Mart on Falls Avenue was robbed by an unarmed man.

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