Boulder police seek help solving two recent sandwich shop robberies

BOULDER - Boulder Police are asking for help identifying the suspects in two recent robberies of sandwich shops.

The first robbery occurred at 3:11 p.m. on Dec. 18, police spokeswoman Kim Kobel wrote in a press release. The suspect approached the clerk inside the Quiznos restaurant at 1606 Conestoga St. and demanded cash from the register. He allegedly told the clerk he had a gun and would shoot her if she didn't give him the money.

The clerk never actually saw the weapon, but the suspect grabbed a small amount of money and ran away.

In this incident, the suspect was described as a tall and skinny male of Hispanic or Indian descent. He wore a white towel to cover his face, tan or khaki-colored shorts, a gray hoodie, a dark knit hat and flat, brown shoes. His jacket was either dark blue or black and his gloves had a white circle or diamond-shaped patterns on the knuckle area.

A Subway restaurant was the victim of the second robbery, which occurred at 2:27 p.m. on Dec. 20.

Kobel said an employee was counting cash behind the counter of the location at 2359 Arapahoe Ave. when a man walked into the store and demanded cash.

"The suspect lifted up his shirt and showed what the clerk described as a "bulge," and she handed over the cash. The clerk thought the bulge may have been a weapon, although she did not see a weapon," Kobel wrote.

In this robbery, the suspect was also using a white cloth to cover his face. He was described as a white male between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-7 who was between 20 or 30 years old. He was wearing a white and blue striped hoodie with a hunting-type cap.

Anyone who has information about the suspects in either robbery is asked to contact Detective Kurt Foster at 303-441-4329 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.