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Man robs Subway after wait for breakfast

A 31-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested for robbing a Subway, after telling a police officer an hour earlier that he was waiting to get into the sandwich shop so he could get breakfast.

It was shortly before 7 a.m. on May 8 that police were called about a suspicious person hanging around the outside of the Subway in the 5900 block of 200 St.

The officer had a brief conversation with the man, who told police he was waiting for Subway to open for breakfast. Police checks were negative on the man, so he was sent on his way.

Less than an hour later, police were called back to the sandwich store after a lone man wearing a mask had robbed the store and fled the area on foot.  Approximately $50 was taken during the robbery and a white club was produced as a weapon.  The complainant provided a description of the robber and his clothing.

The officer who had completed the initial check suspected the two males may be one and the same, said Cpl. Holly Marks.

He was able to locate the suspect a short distance away and arrested him without incident.  The money has been returned to Subway, said Marks.

Charges are pending.

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