The suspect first robbed the Subway in Waimalu on Saturday, when he approached the cashier with a handgun and demanded money from the register. Police say he robbed another Subway store on Sunday.
Subway holdups related, police say
Police were looking for a man who fired a gun during the robbery of a Subway sandwich shop in Aiea on Sunday night, and they believe he might be the same man who robbed another Subway at gunpoint on Saturday.
Detectives said it is important they catch the suspect before he chooses to take the next step and physically hurt someone.
"We really need help because he's escalating things definitely," said CrimeStoppers coordinator Sgt. Kim Capllonch. "We showed them (the victims in the second robbery) the pictures from the first robbery, and they said that's him."
Police said the man robbed the Subway in the Waimalu Plaza Shopping Center at 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The man approached the cashier with a handgun and demanded money from the register, then fled on foot toward Kaahumanu Street, police said.
Then Sunday, police believe the same man robbed another Subway store in the Aiea Commercial Building, 99-185 Moanalua Road, across from the Aiea Shopping Center, less than two miles from the Waimalu store.
The man walked into the store at 5:53 p.m., pointed a gun at the Subway cashier and demanded money from her, police said.
The man then fired one round into a counter behind the register and again demanded money, police said. The cashier opened the register and handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. The suspect then fled on foot, police said.
"At the first Subway robbery, he was yelling, 'Hurry up, hurry up,'" Capllonch said. "In the second one he probably felt like he had to prove he was serious."
The man is described as in his 20s to 40s, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, between 140 and 180 pounds, with a tan complexion and a black mustache.
In the first robbery he was described as wearing a black aloha-print knit shirt and blue denim shorts. In the second robbery he was described as wearing a bright orange T-shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or by dialing *CRIME on a cellular phone.