A Subway restaurant on Quintard Avenue was the target of an alleged armed robbery early Monday morning.
An employee at the restaurant told police officers she was taking a smoke break outside before 10 a.m. when a masked assailant with a handgun ordered her back inside, according to Anniston police Sgt. Josh Doggrell. The suspect made off with more than $300 in cash from the register before leaving on foot.
No customers were in the store at the start of the robbery, according to a police officer’s report, but a man walked in while the robbery was in progress and left at the same time as the suspect, Doggrell said. It is unclear if the man was an accomplice to the crime.
Investigators will be following up with the employee today to get a full description of the suspect, Doggrell said.
Police: Anniston man robbed outside nightclub
Police today are investigating a late-night robbery Sunday outside a bar in Anniston.
A 47-year-old Anniston man told officers he had been at AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill on Hillyer Robinson Parkway and met up with two men he knew from past encounters, said Anniston police Sgt. Josh Doggrell. The man said he went to his car and was listening to the radio around 4 a.m. when the two men assaulted him and stole his wallet, along with cash, his driver’s license and a credit card, according to the police report.
Doggrell said the victim described the two men to the responding officer and the Police Department today is investigating the incident.
Anniston woman reports robbery at 16th & Cooper
An Anniston woman told police she was assaulted and robbed while walking near the corner of 16th Street and Cooper Avenue late Saturday afternoon.
Anniston police Sgt. Josh Doggrell said the 48-year-old victim told officers she was walking with an acquaintance who demanded money around 4:40 p.m. The woman said she refused and the man slapped her, pushed her to the ground, and took her wallet from her pocket, stealing $30.
Doggrell said police are following up on the investigation today.
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