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Police seeking help in Subway robbery case

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Police seeking help in Subway robbery case

A surveillance image of the suspect.

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POSTED December 17, 2013 11:44 p.m.

Manteca Police Department officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man that walked into the Subway location on West Lathrop Road on Friday, Dec. 13 and held up the cashier for an undisclosed amount of money.

At around 10 a.m., surveillance footage shows a man wearing blue jeans, a black puffy jacket, sunglasses and a black hat walking up to the door. Both of his hands are in his pockets. He appears to have a moustache.

Police haven’t released any other information or additional details about the suspect.

It’s the second fast-food related restaurant that’s been robbed in the last three months.

Back in late August a drive-thru attendant at McDonald’s opened the window only to find a shotgun sticking out of the window of the truck that was parked there. She gave the gunman all of the money in the till, and he got away by driving over the concrete partition and fleeing onto busy Lathrop Road.

The only problem was it wasn’t a robbery but an inside job. After detectives investigated a little bit further, they found evidence that the attendant was in on it, and arrested her a few days later.

Police have also been active recently in attempting to identify and catch a man known as the “bad beard bandit” – who has allegedly robbed a the Bank of the West branch in Ripon and the Chase Bank branch on Spreckels Ave. in addition to others in Tracy, Dublin and Sunnyvale. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken over the lead on the case – a customary move whenever banks, which are federally insured, are robbed.

Anybody with any information about the Subway robbery is urged to contact Manteca Police detective Jason Bonetti at (209) 456-8167 or Manteca Crime Stoppers at (209) 823-4636.

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