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Wichita police look for links in recent Subway robberies

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.

Wichita police are looking into whether Monday’s robbery of a Subway is connected to other crimes tied to Subways around Wichita in recent weeks.

A Subway sandwich shop at Pawnee and Seneca was robbed about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

A man also walked into a Subway at 10646 W. Central at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and demanded money from the register and the safe, a 24-year-old clerk told police. That shop is just west of Tyler Road.

The clerk complied with the robber’s demands, and he left the restaurant and got into the passenger seat of a white van. The suspect is a white man in his 20s or 30s, she said. He had a shaved head and wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, a blue jacket, blue jeans and tan shoes.

“It’s the third or fourth Subway that’s been hit” recently, Lt. Doug Nolte said.

At least one of those involved a suspect who left in a white van. That robbery occurred last Wednesday night in south Wichita.

In another Subway robbery last Thursday, a 16-year-old suspect ran from the restaurant into a residential area where a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper and Wichita police supervisor happened to be. He was apprehended after a short chase.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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