Police are investigating whether a restaurant robbery in the Loop early Monday may be related to a recent string of stick-ups across the city.
About 12:50 a.m., a man armed with a handgun announced a robbery at the Subway restaurant in the 0-100 block of East Washington Street, police said.
The man took several hundred dollars from the restaurant's cash register and fled the scene before police arrived, police said. No one was injured in the robbery.
Police said the man was in his 20s and wore a hooded sweatshirt. The description is consistent with descriptions of a man suspected in 11 recent robberies across the city in which an armed man demanded money from an establishment's cash register.
The holdups took place between Jan. 18 and Feb. 10, police said in a press release last week. The robberies happened at restaurants, convenience stores and drug stores spanning a large section of city, from the 1300 block of South Halsted Street to the 3600 block of North Western Avenue.
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