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Watsonville robbery La Santa Cruz Bakery and Subway restaurant

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Watsonville police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred an hour and a half apart at a bakery and a Subway sandwich shop on Tuesday. The first robbery was reported at about 7:10 p.m. at the La Santa Cruz Bakery at 716 E. Lake Ave. An investigation determined that a man armed with a small, black revolver had entered the bakery, approached the clerk and demanded money, police said.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled. He is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s with a dark complexion, standing about 5 feet 2 inches tall with a thin build. He has brown eyes and acne all over his face, according to police. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie. At about 8:40 p.m., officers responded to the Subway restaurant at 1964 Freedom Blvd.

after receiving a report that a separate robbery had just occurred there, police said. Officers were told that a Hispanic man in his 20s had brandished a small black or gray revolver and demanded cash, police said. When the clerk explained that she could not access all of the restaurant’s money, the suspect grabbed the cash in sight and fled on foot, according to police. Police said the suspect had a thin mustache and was about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build. No one was injured in either robbery, and both remain under investigation. It is not known whether the robberies are connected, police said.

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