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Police search for man who robbed Tonganoxie Subway

February 14, 2006

Tonganoxie police hope surveillance footage from a Leavenworth business will lead to the arrest of a man who robbed Tonganoxie's Subway restaurant, 886 Northstar Ct.

The suspect, who was described as a white male in his 20s, 5-foot-8 and about 150 pounds, walked into Subway about 9:55 p.m. Sunday and told workers he had a handgun, Tonganoxie police Sgt. Billy Adcox said.

The man, wearing a hooded gray sweatshirt, never showed the gun, but pointed at workers through his sweatshirt's front pocket, Adcox said.

The suspect took about $350 from the cash register and fled. Police, with assistance from the Leavenworth County sheriff's office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Johnson County K-9 Unit, searched the area until about 1 a.m. Monday.

A KHP helicopter also was used in the unsuccessful search.

Adcox said Monday morning that he would review the surveillance footage in Leavenworth early Monday afternoon. Although there was no robbery at that business, employees at the business contacted Tongnaoxie police, saying they might have had a customer recently who could be connected to the Subway robbery.

For more on this story, see the Feb. 12 edition of The Mirror.

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