A robber apparently needed money for more than just a "$5 footlong."
The Port Washington Police Department is searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of the Subway restaurant at 211 W. Seven Hills Road.
The robbery occurred around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, when the suspect entered the restaurant with a semi-automatic handgun. The man took the money from the cash register before ordering the customers to lie on the floor and empty their pockets. He pocketed cash, several cell phones, and a credit card before fleeing the scene in a pickup truck driven by his accomplice. According to the official press release, witnesses heard the suspect talking on the phone to his accomplice to pick him up. There were no injuries in the incident.
According to the police investigation, the suspect is described as a white male with blue eyes, blonde hair, and measures around 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. During the robbery, he was wearing a black ski mask, grey sweatpants, and a brown jacket. Based on the surveillance footage of him walking into the restaurant, the suspect appears to be wearing glasses, though it is unclear if he took them off during the robbery.
The Subway restaurant is not believed to have been targeted by robberies in the past. According to Police Captain Michael Keller, the restaurant's proximity to Interstate 43 could have provided an quick means of escape for the suspect and his accomplice, a point of speculation that could mean that the suspects were not from the Port Washington area.
"While there are no definitive details yet, we are currently in contact with the Grafton Police Department, who are investigating a robbery with a similar MO," said Keller.
The Port Washington Police Department is asking that anyone with information on the suspect and his whereabouts should contact the department at 262-284-2611.