Two barbecue restaurants, one in Moncks Corner and the other in West Ashley, were the settings for armed robberies Friday and Saturday.

Authorities said they do not suspect the cases are related.

About 9 p.m. Friday, Berkeley County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Moose's Barbecue at 1440 S. Live Oak Drive.

A restaurant employee, a 72-year-old woman, told deputies she was leaving for the evening with two bank bags tucked under her arm when a man wearing dark clothing grabbed the bank bags and ran away.

Deputies searched the area and found a black, hooded sweatshirt, a black mask, a black .45-caliber High Point semi-automatic handgun and two bank bags. Some of the money was still in one of the bags, according to an incident report released Monday. That money was returned to the business.

About 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old employee of Home Team BBQ at 1205 Ashley River Road was robbed of his own money in the rear parking lot. The man told police the robber was armed with a handgun. The employee was not injured, police said.

There was little description of the robber in the Monks Corner case, other than that he was tall and thin, wearing blue jeans and a dark, hooded jacket.

The robber in the West Ashley case was described as a black man, between 6 feet 1 inch and 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing dark clothing, including a hoodie.