REDMOND, OR -- UPDATE: Police continue to search for the suspect in a second hold-up at the Redmond Subway on N. Highway 97. Monday morning's armed robbery is the second at the restaurant in three weeks. The suspect description in both incidents is similar: Hispanic male, 20-25 years old, 5'8" - 200 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. He brandished a knife and demanded money.
Marie Armon is the Director of Operations for Subway's Redmond locations. She tells KBND News they began taking precautions after the first robbery three weeks ago. "We always have two people here. We're making customers and neighboring businesses aware of what's going on and asking everyone to be aware of who's around you and just to be safe." In both incidents, the man escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Monday, January 12, 2015:
Redmond Police are searching for the man responsible for the second armed robbery in as many months at a Subway restaurant. Witnesses tell KBND News, police are in a standoff with the suspect at an apartment near Northwest 4th and Greenwood in Redmond.
Deschutes County Dispatch confirms officers responded to the Subway restaurant on Redmond's north end shortly after 8:30 a.m. after employees reported the robbery. The person responsible for anarmed robbery at the same location, on December 23rd, has not been caught. Read details of that incident, HERE.
AFTERNOON UPDATE: Redmond Police investigators say they are still searching for the suspect, and no longer believe he is in an apartment near 4th and Greenwood. Marie Armon, Director of Operations for Subway's Redmond locations, tells KBND News all employees who were on duty during this morning's incident have been sent home.