Triplicate Staff

Authorities on Monday were seeking a man in connection with a crime spree that began with an armed robbery Saturday at a local Subway restaurant.

The man walked into the Subway on the north side of Crescent City on U.S. Highway 101 around 7 a.m. with a handgun and demanded money from a store clerk as well as the keys to her car, according to the Crescent City Police Department.

The car was later located at the Klamath Salmon Festival by a Yurok Tribal police officer, and the man allegedly struck the officer with the car and led authorities on a pursuit, CCPD stated.

Tribal police fired several rounds at the vehicle, wounding the suspect, Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson posted on his Facebook page.

The suspect then carjacked another vehicle at gunpoint on the south side of the Klamath Bridge, authorities said.

He fled southbound toward the Orick area, where the second stolen vehicle was abandoned, the CCPD stated.

The man is described as a white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, between the ages of 20 and 27. He was wearing a dark-colored, long-sleeved jacket, blue, gray and white plaid shorts, a white baseball hat and "Vans" shoes.

He was seen loitering around the restaurant prior to the robbery.

Anyone with information about the suspect is requested to contact authorities immediately. Travellers should refrain from picking up hitchhikers on U.S. Highway 101.

The man is considered armed and dangerous.

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