Police: Serial knifepoint robber strikes again at Subway, TCBY
Officials say that a serial knifepoint robber who has been terrorizing store workers in Nassau and Suffolk counties has struck again.
Police say the masked suspect tried to rob a Subway on Jerusalem Avenue in North Merrick at around 7 p.m. Saturday.
Manager Patel Yashavant says when he saw the masked man wielding a kitchen knife, he picked up a metal sandwich tray, waved it at the suspect and then hit the panic alarm.
Yashavant says he watched as the suspect ran out the door and around the corner into a silver car that was waiting down the block.
About two hours later, officials say the same suspect robbed the Lynbrook TCBY on Sunrise Highway at knifepoint. Detectives say the suspect got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police say this is the same suspect who robbed at least nine other Long Island food shops since February.
The suspect is described as a man between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, and wearing a dark hat with a brim, dark jacket, blue jeans, and a scarf covering his face and gloves.
Anyone with information is being asked to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.