LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are investigating armed robberies at two Lebanon businesses over the weekend, including the second heist of a Subway restaurant within a week.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that one of the men who robbed the Subway at 812 Quentin Road on Sunday night is responsible for the previous hold-up on Tuesday night.
In the latest incident, police said a passerby called 911 and reported that it appeared the store was being robbed. Officers arrived a short time later, but the bandits had already fled.
One of the robbers had a handgun when he ordered an employee to the floor and another to the office before taking money.
The employees were not harmed.
The gunman was described as a lighter-skinned black male, between 20-30 years old, and about 6’0″ tall with a heavier build. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, gray pants, and most of his face was covered by what appeared to be a cloth band used as ear muffs.
His accomplice was described as a black male of about 17-20 years of age, 5’5″ tall with a thin build. He was wearing a gray hooded jacket which was pulled up to cover most of his face, police said.
In the previous robbery, the bandit demanded money from the cash register, broke open a cash box, and took an employee’s wallet.
The suspect was described as approximately 6’2″ tall and weighing about 250 pounds. He was wearing all black with a black hooded sweatshirt and a black scarf wrapped around his face.
Police are also investigating a robbery at the Turkey Hill store at 716 East Lehman Street around 2 a.m. Saturday.
The robber ordered a store clerk to the cash register and removed an undetermined amount of cash while holding something, believed to be a handgun, wrapped in a white cloth, police said.
The store clerk and a private contractor cleaning the floors were not injured.
The suspect was described as a white male with blue eyes, about 5’8″ to 6’0″ tall, with a husky build. He was wearing a tan Carhartt-type jacket, an orange winter hat, and his face was wrapped with a white cloth.
Anyone with information about any of the robberies is asked to call Lebanon police at 717-272-6611.