Subway Sandwich Shop Robbed in Woodlawn


Mount Vernon Police District – Officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Subway sandwich shop at 8768 Richmond Highway, on Monday, December 12, shortly before 9 p.m.

During the initial investigation, officers learned that a man came into the shop alone and sat at a table by himself. He got up several times to look out the front door. When the last customer left, the man approached the counter and ordered food. When the employee opened the cash register, the man jumped over the counter, drew a handgun, placed it at the employee’s side and pushed her away from the register. The suspect then grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, jumped back over the counter and ran out of the store. The employee was not injured.

The suspect was described as white, in his 20s, around 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt with a swirl design, light blue pants and dark colored gloves.

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