Two Lexington restaurants were robbed at gunpoint Friday night and police say the crimes could be related.
The first robbery occurred at Subway on Waller Avenue around 8:30 p.m., Lt. David Marcum said.
A man walked into the business wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and what appeared to be a black stocking over his face.
He showed a silver handgun to the clerk and demanded cash. The clerk complied, and the man fled into a neighborhood behind the restaurant with an undetermined amount of money, Marcum said.
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About an hour later, police received a call that a man robbed the Wendy's at 757 East New Circle Road and fled through a nearby apartment complex.
That suspect was wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans and a black mask and displayed a silver handgun.
Police dogs were called to both scenes but lost the trail both times, which Lt. Edward Hart said indicated the robber was getting into a vehicle.
No one was injured. Marcum said it was unclear if Friday's robberies were related to other recent robberies in Lexington.
Officers were still investigating Friday night.