Boulder police reached out for the public's help on Christmas Eve in identifying the suspects in robberies of two different sandwich shops last week.
Police released surveillance video of an aggravated robbery of the Subway sandwich shop at 2359 Arapahoe Ave. on Friday afternoon in an effort to ID the suspect.
A female clerk told police she was counting cash at the register around 2:27 p.m. when a man walked up the counter, demanded cash and lifted his shirt and showed what the woman described as a "bulge." She handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.
The clerk told police she believed the bulge may have been a weapon, although she did not see one.
No one was injured in the robbery.
The suspect, who fled on foot to the east of the store, was wearing a white cloth that covered his face.
He is described as a white male, 5-foot-6-inches to 5-foot-7-inches tall and between 20 and 30 years old. He was wearing blue jeans and a white-and-blue striped, hooded sweatshirt, with a hunting-type cap with ear flaps. His eyes were possibly blue or green.
Police also are investigating the robbery of a Quiznos sandwich shop at 1606 Conestoga St. that occurred Wednesday afternoon.
The male suspect in the Quiznos robbery approached the counter and demanded cash from the register from the female clerk, who was working alone in the store.
The suspect said he had a gun and would shoot the clerk if she didn't give him the money, police said. He grabbed a small amount of money from behind the counter and fled. The clerk did not see a gun. No one was injured.
The suspect in the Quiznos robbery wore a white towel to cover his face, and the clerk described the man as Hispanic or Indian, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall, skinny and wearing tan or khaki shorts, a gray hooded sweatshirt, brown flat shoes with no socks, a dark blue or black jacket and a dark blue or black knit hat.
The suspect also was wearing black gloves with three white circle or diamond-shaped patterns on the knuckle area.
Police ask that anyone with information about either robbery or suspects contact Detective Kurt Foster at 303-441-4329.
Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com.
Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.