'Spider-Man' robberies in Altamonte Springs linked, police say

By Daniel Dahm, Managing Editor of ClickOrlando.com, ddahm@clickorlando.com
Nicole Pesecky, Reporter, npesecky@clickorlando.com
Published On: Apr 02 2014 06:33:02 PM EDT

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -

For the second time in less than a month, a man wearing a Spider-Man mask robbed an Altamonte Springs store at gunpoint, and police believe the same man is responsible in both crimes.

A masked man carrying a handgun entered the Subway at 954 E. Altamonte Drive around 10 p.m. Tuesday and robbed the restaurant, according to Altamonte Springs police.

WKMG-TV reports no one was injured.

The culprit made off with an undetermined amount of money.

In March, a man wearing a Spider-Man mask and another masked man robbed a 7-Eleven on Lake Destiny Road in Maitland.

The clerk told police a rifle was pointed at her and one of the gunmen slammed her to the ground.

Police said the man wearing the Spider-Man mask in both robberies also wore a hunting-type hat and made similar statements to the clerks.

Detectives will be checking surveillance video at nearby businesses in the area throughout the day.

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