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Suspect dives over counter for cash drawer at Subway

Posted at 6:59 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 18:59:21-04

Elyria police are looking for the public's help in identifying a man who dove for the cash drawer trying to rob a Subway on April 9.

In the surveillance video from the store at 521 Lake Ave., the suspect pays for a drink, turns as if to walk away, then thinks twice and lunges for the cash drawer. The Subway employee fights him for the drawer as the suspect continues over the counter on his stomach and eventually runs away.

The suspect is a stocky white man standing at about six feet tall, with red hair, a red beard and dark bags under his eyes.

Anyone who can help police identify this man is asked to call Detective Whiting at 440-326-1201 or email the detective at