Subway sandwich artist chases off armed robber with a knife

"I just grabbed something," worker says. "I could have ended up with a pizza cutter."
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   March 10, 2014 at 3:19 PM

SEATTLE, March 10 (UPI) -- A Subway sandwich artist in Seattle was able to stop a robbery attempt on Saturday night with one of the tools of his trade -- a small, serrated knife.

A man in a black neoprene mask walked into a Subway on Saturday night and told Justin Crippen he was armed.

"He said, 'Give me what's in the register,' and he showed a gun," Crippen told KIRO 7. "I grabbed the knife we keep for cutting the sandwiches in half and I just said, '[expletive] you, get the hell out of my store.'"

The robber fled from the store.

"I just grabbed something," Crippen said. "I could have ended up with a pizza cutter."

About an hour later, the suspect showed up at a Subway about three miles away.

"As soon as I saw him, he showed me the gun," said employee Susana Rosas. "When I saw the gun, I'm like, 'Oh my god.'…He just said a few times, 'All the money, all the money.’ That's it."

The man got away with a couple hundred dollars and police are still trying to locate him.

[KIRO TV] [Sky Valley Chronicle]

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