Knife-wielding man in ghost mask tries to rob Braidwood Subway
By Brian Stanley email@example.com October 26, 2012 8:58PM
Updated: November 30, 2012 6:18AM
BRAIDWOOD — A knife-wielding man in a ghost mask tried to rob a fast food restaurant Friday night.
Chief Rich Girot said it was 6:45 p.m. when an employee leaving Subway, 290 S. Front St., was forced back inside by the masked bandit.
“He pushed her down to the floor and kept yelling to open the register,” Girot said. “A male employee threw a pot of soup at the suspect and they scuffled until (the robber) ran out to a black compact car.”
The employees were not injured but the woman was “shaken up” and taken to the hospital for examination.
The suspect is a white man, 6-feet tall and 250 pounds who appeared to be in his 30s or 40s. Besides the ghost mask he was wearing a white sweatshirt and black jeans. Police said a woman was driving the get-away car.
Girot said police were reviewing footage from security cameras Friday night.
Anyone with information is asked to call 815-458-2342.