STOCKTON — Officers responded to three armed robberies over the course of three hours Monday night, with two victims being assaulted in the process.

Officers first responded to an incident near North San Joaquin and East Market streets at 8:06 p.m., where the victim said he noticed two people following him as he walked in the area. One of the people pulled a gun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim fled, but one of the robbers caught up to him and punched him repeatedly, police said.

The assailants took the victim’s headphones and then fled eastbound. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers then responded to an incident in the 8000 block of Holman Road, where a man was confronted by an assailant as he walked out of a business at 10:31 p.m.

The robber struck the victim on the back of the head with a handgun, took the victim’s wallet, then fled in an unknown direction, police said. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

A final robbery report was made at 10:55 p.m. in the 2000 block of South Airport Way.

The victim was walking in the area when he was approached by three men from behind, police said. The victim said he heard the slide of a handgun rack, and was then confronted by two of the other men, who demanded his money, police said. The robbers took the victim’s property and then fled in an unknown direction, police said.

Contact reporter Wes Bowers at (209) 546-8258, or Follow him on Twitter @WesBo26.