Updated at 5:21 p.m. on Wed., Apr. 27

Police are searching for suspects in multiple robberies in East Anchorage, including the robbery of a Subway restaurant early Tuesday evening, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

At 7:18 p.m., APD received reports of a robbery at the restaurant. Police state in a separate release that a man entered the store walked behind the counter, pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the employee. The restaurant employee complied and gave the suspect money from the drawer, after which the suspect fled on foot.

There were no customers in the store during the robbery, just the employee at the counter and two other employees in a staff only area. No injuries have been reported.

Police describe the suspect in the Subway robbery as a black male in his 30s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing approximately 220 pounds.

Separate Robbery

Hours later, a separate robbery occurred at a the Holiday Gas Station in Mountain View.

A release from APD states that just before 3:00 a.m. police responded to a report of a robbery at the Holiday Gas Station located on the 4000 block of Mountain View Drive. Police were told a man entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

APD said there were no injuries reported in the incident. A search of the area for the suspect with a K9 unit was unsuccessful.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Anyone with additional information regarding these crimes is asked to contact APD at 786-8500. To provide an anonymous crime tip, contact Anchorage Crimestoppers at 561-STOP or online at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

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