Police say they're not ruling out a connection between an armed robbery in Saskatoon early this morning and one last week.

Police say two young women walked into a business in the 1000 block of Eighth Street E. just after midnight on Monday. They were wearing disguises and armed with bear spray and a handgun.

They stole cash and cigarettes and then used the bear spray on a staff member on the way out. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and will be all right.

The first suspect is described as female, 17-20 years of age, Indigenous in appearance, slim build, hair in a ponytail, wearing a blue windbreaker jacket, black pants, black hat and a dark-coloured backpack. This suspect was carrying the bear spray.

The second suspect is described as female, 17-20 years of age, Indigenous in appearance, slim build, hair in ponytail, wearing a black windbreaker jacket, black hat, black/white bandana covering her face, with a black and yellow glove on her right hand. This suspect was carrying the handgun.

A similar robbery happened last Tuesday at a business in the 2500 block of Dawes Avenue. Two female suspects armed with a handgun and bear spray entered the business and stole cigarettes and cash before fleeing on foot. No one was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.