2 San Diego Subway shops hit in separate robberies

SDPD is looking into whether the two are connected
Posted at 4:50 PM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-24 10:50:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Two Subway sandwich shops fell victim to robberies Friday, in two separate incidents.

The first robbery took place at the Subway in the 2000 block of Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. San Diego Police said a suspect confronted the clerk of the shop just before 9:30 a.m. and threatened them with a gun.

The clerk complied with the suspect's demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect, described by SDPD as a muscular white male in his 20s or 30s, fled the scene on foot heading westbound on Garnet Ave. The man was reportedly wearing a gray San Diego Padres hoodie with a black and white baseball cap, dark pants, and a dark-colored bandana over his face.

Later, a Subway in the 2000 block of Shelter Island Drive was robbed just before 4 p.m. Police said a white male walked into that shop, pointed a gun in the clerk's face, and demanded money.

The clerk placed an undisclosed amount of money in the suspect's bag before he fled in an unknown direction.

He was described as 5-foot 10-inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, and in his late 20s or early 30s. Police said he was wearing a light blue hoodie-style shirt, blue jeans, a baseball cap with mesh, dark sunglasses, and an unknown material covering his face.

SDPD Robbery Detectives said they are looking into whether the two robberies could be connected.

Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call SDPD at  619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.