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Posted at 3:23 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 17:27:12-05

IDAHO FALLS – Police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred on Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

According to reports, officers were dispatched to a Subway restaurant, located at 2220 Channing Way, just after 9 p.m. Two employees reported that a man came into the restaurant, ordered a sandwich and then pulled out a knife and demanded the money out of the cash register.

The employees handed over the cash and then at the direction of the robber went into the freezer until the robber left.

The suspect is described as a white male with a scruffy beard in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’10” tall and medium build. He was wearing a blue beanie, black sunglasses, jeans, a green and blue heavy rain coat and black shoes.

The suspect left in a dark-colored pickup truck.

On Sunday, officers also responded to another armed robbery in the 1400 block of East 17th Street around 2 a.m.

According to the four victims, they were in a lot getting ready to leave when a black truck pulled into the lot and stopped by their vehicle. The truck passenger got out and pointed a gun and demanded the wallet of one of the victims. The driver also got out of the truck and yelled at the victims.

The victim handed over his wallet and the two got back into the truck and left.

One suspect is described as a white male with short dark hair, in his mid-20s, approximately between 5’6” and 5’8” in height and about 140 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a dark top and a beanie.

The second suspect is described as a white male with short, light colored hair, in his 20s, approximately between 5’7” and 5’10” in height and has a slender build.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the suspect’s truck which had been abandoned in the 1900 block of Channing way and a gun later in the morning.

Both robberies are under investigation. It has not been determined whether these robberies are related.

Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to contact the IFPD at 529-1200 or Crimestoppers at 522-1983.