Knoxville Police are investigating two separate armed robberies at local sub shops happening approximately a half an hour from one another on Sunday night.
Officers responded to an armed robbery shortly after 7:30 p.m. at the Lenny's Sub Shop on Kingston Pike. Store employees said two unknown male suspects entered the business armed with a handgun. Witnesses said they demanded money from the register, and then fled the store.
Approximately 30 minutes later, KPD responded to another armed robbery at Nixon's Deli on Merchants Road. Employees said one unknown man entered the store with a screwdriver and demanded money from the register. According to a press release, the suspect then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Authorities said both investigations remain ongoing at this time.