Pima Co. Sheriff's searching for suspects in Subway robbery

Updated: Dec. 15, 2016 at 3:49 PM MST
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Suspect in robbery of La Canada Subway on Dec. 1 (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Suspect in robbery of La Canada Subway on Dec. 1 (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Sheriff's Department is searching for two suspects in the robbery of a Subway at 5095 North La Canada Drive and is asking for the public's help.

According to a PCSD release, Foothills District deputies responded to a call about a robbery at 9:08 p.m. at a Subway on La Canada, on Thursday, Dec. 1. Deputies learned that two men entered the store and demanded money from the register.  The Subway employee told deputies that one of the men displayed a black handgun in his waistband and demanded the money.

The Subway employee opened the register and the suspect with the gun removed all of the cash.  According to the release both suspects left the store and headed northbound on foot.

The first suspect, the one who displayed the handgun, is described as a white male in his early 30s, wearing a black and white baseball cap with skulls on it, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic or Middle Eastern man in his mid 30s, with dark hair and a beard, wearing glasses and a red University of Arizona hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

PCSD officials believe the suspect, who displayed the handgun, may be responsible for robberies across Tucson, including the Dec. 8 robbery of a Compass Bank and at least three other separate robberies in the Tucson Police Department's jurisdiction.

Robbery Assault detectives have resumed the investigation and are asking for the public's help in identifying the two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or if they prefer to remain anonymous they can submit a tip by text, phone, or by going to 88-CRIME.org.

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