Police searching for suspect in second Meridian armed robbery
Meridian Police are searching for an armed suspect in the second Subway robbery in Meridian in a span of 12 hours.
Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, a suspect wearing a mask entered the Subway restaurant in the 1600 block of Main Street in Meridian. Only one clerk was in the restaurant at the time.
When the suspect fled, police say the clerk ran after him. The suspect then pepper-sprayed the clerk and ran off. Paramedics treated and released the clerk at the scene.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned man, possibly in his 20s, about 5-feet-10-inches tall. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a mask. He was seen driving an older model blue pick-up truck.
Then, shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday, a suspect last seen driving a similar vehicle held up the Subway restaurant at Franklin and Linder Roads in west Meridian.
Details are still coming in -- but initial reports say the suspect in the second robbery is described as being a light-skinned man, possibly in his 20s, wearing a plaid flannel shirt. He displayed a semi-automatic handgun.
If you have information about either robbery, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.