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Carbondale police searching for man who robbed Subway with gun

By Daily Egyptian staff

Carbondale police are searching for a man who on Monday robbed the Subway on East Grand Avenue with a gun, officials said.

Officers responded to the armed robbery about 8:44 p.m. to learn that the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, entered the sandwich franchise in the 800 block of East Grand Avenue, authorities said. The man, described by police as a 6-foot-2, 200-pound black male, showed his gun and demanded money.

The suspect, who was last seen wearing dark pants and a red letterman’s style jacket, fled the area on foot. No one was injured during the incident, police said.

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The Subway is surrounded by apartments where SIU students live, and is less than a mile from the university’s east campus housing.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 618-457-3200.

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