Police Search For Suspect In Plainview Subway Restaurant Robbery

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Another Nassau County business has been robbed at knifepoint.

According to police, a man pulled out a large knife and demanded cash from a female employee at a Subway restaurant location on Old Country Road in Plainview on Tuesday night.

“She got scared and she started running towards the back door,” the store manager told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.

The suspect cleaned out the register and fled with the cash, CBS2 reported. 

According to the manager, this is the first time the location has been robbed in the store’s eight years of business.

There were no customers inside the store at the time of the incident, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.

Authorities describe the suspect as a man standing 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, wearing a dark-colored knit cap, jeans, gloves and jacket, with a scarf covering his face.

This is the latest incident in a rash of robberies targeting Carvel, Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway restaurant locations across Long Island.

The unsolved Long Island robbery pattern began in February, with a masked man armed with a machete or butcher knife threatening employees in at least six linked crimes.

Because of his build and clothing, police now think a robbery in a Copiague Subway was also committed by the same suspect. He was reportedly brandishing a sharp machete, waving it at workers during the shops’ closing hours.

No injuries were reported in any of the cases.

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