A man attempted to rob a Subway restaurant at gunpoint Wednesday night, and Columbia police are looking for the suspect. No injuries were reported.
Police said an employee was exiting the restaurant, at 607 Business Loop 70 E., through the back door at about 11:19 p.m. when he was confronted by the suspect, who displayed a handgun. The suspect walked the employee to the cash register, but the employee was able to set off the in-store alarm. The suspect fled the business through the back door without obtaining any money, police said.
“We don’t have leads at this point, just a suspect description,” said Sgt. Will Green.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot 3-inch, 120-pound male around 35 to 40 years old. He was last seen wearing a blue and white flannel shirt with a nylon mask over his face.
It is the second time in as many months that a Subway restaurant has been the focus of a robbery attempt. On March 4, police arrested an employee of the Subway restaurant at 1406 Forum Blvd. after the restaurant was burglarized four times between Jan. 15 and Feb. 18.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477.