- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police are investigating three robberies in three days of small businesses on the city’s northeast side, including two at the same gas station and convenience store.

Authorities have not yet determined if all three incidents are connected, police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said.

The first and third robberies took place at a Holiday gas station near Mountain View Lions Club Park.

In the latest incident early Wednesday, a man entered a convenience store, pulled out a handgun and demanded money from a cashier. He then fled on foot with cash. The suspect was described as a 6-foot, 2-inch black man.

On Tuesday evening, a suspect walked behind the counter of a Subway restaurant less than two miles from the park. The suspect, also described as a 6-foot, 2-inch black male, flashed a handgun and ordered an employee to open the register, before leaving with some cash.

During the first robbery on Monday morning, a man went behind the counter of the Holiday gas station, pointed a gun at the clerk and ordered that the cash register be opened. The gunman then grabbed the money and fled on foot. The suspect was described as a 6-foot-tall skinny black man with no facial hair.

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