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Detectives investigating Twin Lakes robberies

Police are still investigating a pair of armed robberies in the Twin Lakes area in the past month.

Based on witness’ descriptions, one person is suspected in both of the robberies.

At 10:18 p.m. on Nov. 23, the KFC restaurant at 2300 S.W. 336th St. was robbed at gunpoint.

At 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, the Subway at 2148 S.W. 336th St. was robbed at gunpoint.

“With the Subway and the KFC, the physical descriptions are similar, but there is no physical evidence that they are the same person,” said Kurt Schwan, department of public safety public information officer. “We’re looking into the possibility of them being related, but we have nothing for sure.”

Schwan said detectives currently are working the cases, but descriptions of the suspects are all they have.

The two suspects in the KFC robbery include a slender black man, about 6-feet tall, and a heavyset black man about 5-foot-11.

The robbery was broken up after a KFC employee punched one of the men attempting to rob the restaurant. The suspects fled and the employee called the police.

Victims who are subject to an armed robbery are advised to be compliant with their attackers, Schwan said.

“Adhere to what their requests are,” Schwan said. “The best way to get out of a situation like that is to give them what they want so they will leave.”

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