Tacoma police were searching for two men who robbed a Sixth Avenue fast-food restaurant early Thursday.
The men walked into the McDonald’s at 6133 Sixth Avenue just after midnight and displayed handguns. They ordered employees to the floor and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of cash at 12:03 a.m. They fled in an unknown direction, Tacoma police reported.
Officers set up containment and a police dog searched for the suspects. No arrests were made.
The robbers were described only as white men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. Both wore masks during the robbery.
The investigation was ongoing.
UPDATE: It appears the robbers might have struck late Wednesday at a Lakewood sandwich shop.
Two men, both white, entered the Subway in the 10500 block of South Tacoma Way about 9:45 p.m., Lakewood police Lt. Heidi Hoffman said.
They showed a gun, robbed the restaurant of a small amount of cash and then fled.
One of the robbers was described as about 20 years old, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. The other was 25 years old, 6 feet tall and about 210 pounds, Hoffman said.
The men wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts, jeans, gloves and ski masks, Hoffman said.
It was not immediately known whether these robbers were connected to a series of other hold ups involving fast-food restaurants and restaurant employees this fall.