Two women were robbed within 24 hours and six blocks of one another in downtown Hamilton this week.

The first incident occured Wednesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. near Emerald Street North and King Street East. Police say a 25-year-old woman was waiting for the bus with her six-year-old son when a man approached the pair from behind. The grabbed the woman's cell phone out of her hand. She shoved the man and attempted to stop him, but he ran away heading north then turning east on King william Street, police said. The victim and her son were not injured.

The suspect is described as a white, skinny man.

Early Thursday, a second robbery occured at Main Street East and Wellington Street. Around 12:45 a.m., a 52-year-old woman was waiting for the bus when a man came up to her and asked for money. She refused and the suspect snatched her purse. According to police, she struggled with the man and attempted to hold onto the purse, but he shoved her to the ground and fled eastbound, purse in hand. The woman was not injured and described the suspect as a tall white man, 20-25 years old with a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a black sweater.

Police continue to investigate.