Anchorage police are looking for a male suspect in the armed robbery Wednesday morning of a South Anchorage Subway sandwich shop.
According to APD spokesperson Anita Shell, at about 8:30 a.m. the man walked into the Subway at 6110 Old Seward Hwy., just south of Old Seward’s intersection with Dowling Road. Police say he was brandishing a handgun when he demanded money from the till, receiving a small amount of cash.
“The robber fled the restaurant on foot in a westerly direction,” Shell wrote in a Wednesday statement on the case. “There were three employees in the restaurant and no customers at the time; no one was injured during the incident.”
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man in his twenties standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds. The robber was wearing a dark beanie and a dark hooded sweatshirt, as well as blue jeans and tennis shoes; Shell says he also had a black T-shirt pulled over his face.
Subway shops in Anchorage were previously hit by a string of three robberies in early August, September and October of 2011. While the first two robberies involved a lone man demanding money at gunpoint and pistol-whipping employees, the suspect in the third incident -- 48-year-old Alvin L. Archa Jr. -- was unarmed, prompting employees to wrestle with him until he was arrested by arriving police. Anchorage employees of the chain had recently been trained in robbery prevention at the time.
Anyone with information on Wednesday’s robbery is asked to call APD at 786-8900 or Crimestoppers at 561-STOP.
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