Detectives identified a possible suspect in Friday night's armed robbery of a Subway restaurant and believe the same person is likely responsible for the Dollar General robbery last month.
The suspect, who was covered from head to toe and wore a mask, entered the 609 E. Perkins Ave. Subway at 11:40 p.m., showed a weapon and demanded money, according to police reports.
The suspect, believed to be a 5-foot, 8-inch tall man, then ran to 52nd Street. A police dog lost track of the suspect's scent at that point, Sandusky police Det. Sgt. John Orzech said. Police are not disclosing the amount of money he stole.
Detectives believe the suspect then used a bike or jumped into a vehicle and fled, Orzech said.
Orzech would not say why police believe the same man also robbed the Cleveland Road Dollar General store May 18.
"We just know for sure it's the same guy," Orzech said. Subway did have video surveillance, but a video has not been released.
In the Dollar General robbery the suspect -- armed with a knife and gun and wearing a black hooded jacket, gray jeans, white gloves and a mask -- entered the store just before it closed. He demanded money from a clerk and then fled.
The Subway and Dollar General armed robberies are two of several in recent months in which no arrests have been made.
On Nov. 26 two men wearing masks and armed with guns robbed the Erie Community Federal Credit Union and were never caught. Earlier that month Cliff's Carry Out in Sandusky was robbed at gunpoint by a man who fired a shot before fleeing. No arrests have been made in either incident.
In April the Arby's restaurant in Perkins Township was robbed and the suspects were never caught.