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Police: Subway restaurant robbed at knifepoint

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Surveillance video from Nov. 15 robbery at Hemps Above Surveillance video from Nov. 15 robbery at Hemps Above
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police investigating a robbery at a Subway restaurant are looking into whether the crime is connected to at least four others in the Mechanicsburg area.

Upper Allen Township police said the robber had a stainless steel knife with a black handle when he went into the Subway on the Gettysburg Pike around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

He told the employees not to move as he removed cash from the register, police said.

The robber was described as a white male, at least six feet tall with an athletic build. He was wearing a gray striped ski mask.

Investigators are comparing notes with police in Lower Allen Township, where two Subway restaurants were robbed last month.

Lower Allen police previously reported that a man carrying a crowbar robbed the Subway at the Windsor Park Shopping Center in the 5200 block of Simpson Ferry Road on November 12.

He was described as a white male, about 6'3" tall, and was said to be wearing a black leather jacket, black pants, gray baseball hat and black gloves, according to police.

On November 18, a masked man armed with a handgun demanded cash from employees at the Subway in the Wesley Plaza.

He was said to be a white male in his 20's with a slender build, approximately 5'7" tall, and wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and a black ski mask, police said.

Mechanicsburg police are also investigating a possible connection to two robberies in the borough last month.

The Pizza Hut at 610 East Simpson Street was robbed the night of November 4 by a white male who was waving a stick as he walked up to the register and demanded money before fleeing with the cash through a side emergency door, police said.

He was wearing a black ski mask and dark clothing, and was said to be roughly 6'0" tall with a thin build, and in his late teens or early 20's.

On November 15, Hemps Above at 105 North Arch Street was robbed by a man armed with a crowbar and an older looking revolver as he demanded money from the tobacco shop, police said.

He was said to be a white male, roughly 5'10"-5'11" tall with a slender build, in his 20's, with blue eyes, facial hair, and wearing a dark purple three-hole ski mask with teal trim around the eyes and mouth area.  

He was captured on video walking down an alley way just before the robbery.

Anyone with information may call Upper Allen police at 717-238-9676 or leave an anonymous tips at 717-591-3790, or call Lower Allen police through Cumberland County Communications at 717-238-9676.

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