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Green Bay police arrest man in connection with pair of armed robberies

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Alexander Sunderling (Photo from: Green Bay Police Department).
Alexander Sunderling (Photo from: Green Bay Police Department).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Police in Green Bay say a 20-year-old man is under arrest for the alleged armed robbery of two Subway restaurants earlier this year.

The first took place at 825 S. Huron Road on May 25, while the second happened at 1180 E. Mason Street on June 7.

"We collected some evidence that was left behind at the first robbery, a ski mask that was found by our patrol officers," says Green Bay Police Capt. Todd Thomas. "We were able to obtain a suspects' name and his DNA. It was submitted, along with the ski mask, to the state crime lab. And recently we received confirmation that the ski mask did belong to him."

Alexander W. Sunderling is jailed facing two counts of armed robbery. Thomas says there was a clear motive for Sunderling.

"We learned during the investigation and with the interview of Sunderling that he has been fighting an opiate addiction," says Thomas. "Unfortunately it's becoming too common in the investigations that we've been having lately and the crimes that have been committed is that this opiate addiction and heroin usage seems to be driving a lot of our more high profile crimes than it has in the past."

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