Anne Arundel County police are investigating reports that two men were robbed in separate attacks in Brooklyn Park, though it does not appear the two incidents are related. One robbery occurred Christmas Eve but was not reported until Tuesday.

Police said the latest robbery occurred Tuesday night about 11:30 p.m. when a 25-year-old man from Pasadena said he had been waiting at a bus stop on Ritchie Highway, near Hammonds Lane, when three men wearing ski masks asked him if he had drugs.

The victim told police that he replied he did not have drugs, and that one of the men then pepper-sprayed him while others took off his shoes, shirt and pants, which contained his cellphone and money.

Earlier on Tuesday, police said a 43-year-old man reported being robbed on Dec. 24 while walking in the 100 block of Church Street, near Johnson Street, shortly before midnight. The victim said two men punched him and took money and prescription medication.

No arrests have been made in either case.

peter.hermann@baltsun.com.

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