Man robs Portland Subway, flees with no money

A Rite Aid was also robbed, possibly by the same suspect

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man robbed a Portland Subway on Tuesday night but fled without getting any money, police say.

At 9:15 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau said it was called to 7409 N. Interstate Ave. in response to an armed robbery.

Employees told police a man armed with a knife entered the sandwich shop, demanded money and fled without cash when a worker ran to the phone to call 911.

The suspect was described by police as a possibly Hispanic man in his 20s. He was 6 feet tall, weighed about 180 pounds and wore a black hoodie and gray scarf over his face.

At 9:22 p.m., police were called to a second robbery, this time at Rite Aid on North Denver Avenue (less than half a mile from Subway).

An employee said a suspect entered the store, demanded money, pushed the employee out of the way and grabbed cash from the register before fleeing. The suspect’s description was similar to the man who robbed Subway, police said. Authorities believe the two robberies may be connected.

Several officers (including a K-9 unit) searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity is encouraged to call the Portland Police Bureau at 503.823.0405.