Armed robber flees Subway with cash box

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a robbery at a Subway early Thursday morning. Police collected finger and shoe prints that may belong to the subject who robbed the store.

Police were called to 1575 Goshen Ave. around 6:35 a.m. after an armed man entered the store and got money from the cash register and then took the entire cash box with him, according to an incident report provided by the FWPD.

The employee working at the time told police she had let in a few regular customers early and served them. As she continued to prepare bread in the back, the man entered the store, armed. She said she didn’t hear the door ding, but she saw him enter the store.

The employee told police the man pointed the gun in her face and yelled at her to “Give [him] the money.” Eventually, the man jumped over the counter and took the cash out of the register drawer and then took the entire cash box with him. Police were able to collect finger prints on the counter and the drawer because the subject wasn’t wearing any gloves.  It’s not known how much money he got away with.

A witness nearby saw the man run out of the store and went to the back and into the bushes.

The incident report described the robber as a black man about 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighing about 135 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, a grey hooded sweatshirt and had a black and white paisley bandanna over his face. He had a black hand gun with a brown handle.

Anyone with information on this incident should call Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

Comments are closed.