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Gunmen Rob Easton Subway, Dunkin Donuts

Easton police investigating two robberies at city fast-food restaurants.

Surveillance footage of the man police say robbed the downtown Easton Subway Tuesday night. (Contributed photo)
Surveillance footage of the man police say robbed the downtown Easton Subway Tuesday night. (Contributed photo)
Two Easton fast-food restaurants were robbed at gunpoint within an hour of each other Tuesday evening.

According to city police, the Dunkin Donuts at 13th and Northampton streets and the Subway on N. Third Street were both held up by two different men.

The Dunkin Donuts robbery happened first, just before 7 p.m., with the robber getting away with an undetermined amount of cash. 

Police say the robber was Hispanic, wearing a black hood, red scarf, black pants and black boots. He was carrying a handgun wrapped in a plastic bag. He ran from the store, heading south on 13th Street.

At 7:26 p.m., police responded to the downtown Subway for a report of a hold-up in progress. 

Police say this robber also escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, fleeing from the store heading west on Church Street.

The robber was black, wearing a black knit hat and a black jacket, possibly with a white North Face logo. 

Evidence was collected at both scenes, and no injuries were reported.

Anyone with information on either robbery is encouraged to call police at 610-759-2200, or the police tip line, 610-250-6635.  

richard traylor January 29, 2014 at 09:39 AM
"Police say the robber was Hispanic, wearing a black hood, red scarf, black pants and black boots." It appears eerily similar to the description of the thug that tried to commit an armed robbery on the 1400 block of spring garden street last week! If you add up the number of robberies, attempted robberies, and shootings we have had in the past six months in this area, it appears we have a significant rise and a real serious problem. It's no surprise now that when I went in to apply for my concealed carry permit this Monday, there were six others applying for the same thing.

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