Cleveland police looking for two suspects in armed robbery at frequently targeted Subway

Posted at 3:09 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 15:57:28-05

Cleveland police are looking for two men who robbed a Subway restaurant with guns on Friday.

The two men walked into the sandwich shop at 16122 Lakeshore Blvd. around 11:45 a.m. In surveillance video, they can be seen walking through the store. One man jumped the counter and the other leaned around to the cash register to take money.

One of the men followed an employee into the back of the restaurant with his gun visible. That man is also seen swiping a bag of chips as his partner empties the cash register.

The employee said she heard the doorbell when the men walked in, so she went to the front of the store. When she told the first guy to take off his mask, he pulled a gun on her. She said she ran to the back room, grabbed her husband and told him they had been robbed. Her husband told officers that's when he ran to call police.

According to a witness standing outside, when the men left the store they got into a gray car with license plate ECX58895. The witness followed the car southbound on E.152 St., but lost them. Police say the suspects' car was stolen from Euclid.

One of the suspects is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and was wearing a gray hoodie, red face mask, black leather jacket, blue jeans and tan working boots. He had a silver handgun, possibly a revolver.

The second suspect is 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black hoodie, a dark gray face mask, black sweat pants and white tennis shoes with a dark color logo on the front of the shoe.

Last month, a woman was held at gunpoint at this same location by robbers while she was working alone. At the time, she said it was the second time she was robbed at the store in less than three weeks.