- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on robberies at businesses on Anchorage’s east side:

8:45 a.m.

Anchorage police are investigating the third robbery in three days of small businesses on the city’s east side.

Officers just before 3 a.m. Wednesday responded to a robbery at the Holiday gas station on Mountain View Drive.

It’s the same gas station that was robbed early Monday morning.

Police say a man entered the store, pulled out a handgun, demanded money from the cashier and left on foot with cash.

Police unsuccessfully searched for a suspect with a dog

The suspect was described as a 6-foot-2-inch black man.

A man with a similar description is a suspect in the robbery Tuesday night of a Subway restaurant on Northway Drive.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says in an email that investigators have not determined whether there’s a connection between the three robberies.

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7:45 a.m.

A man with a gun robbed an Anchorage fast food restaurant Tuesday night on the city’s east side.

There were no customers in the Subway restaurant just after 7 p.m. when the man entered, walked behind the counter, flashed a handgun and ordered an employee to open the cash register.

Anchorage police say the suspect removed cash and fled on foot.

Two other employees were in the back of the restaurant.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 30s, 6-feet-2-inches and 220 pounds.

It was the second eastside robbery in two days.

A man with a gun robbed a Holiday Gas Station just after midnight Monday morning.

That suspect also walked behind a counter, pointed a gun at a clerk and took cash from the register.

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