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Apollo police release surveillance photo of Subway robbery suspect

Chuck Biedka
| Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Apollo police say this man seen on surveillance footage robbed the Subway shop in town on Tuesday night. Sept. 19, 2017
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Apollo police say this man seen on surveillance footage robbed the Subway shop in town on Tuesday night. Sept. 19, 2017
Apollo police say this man is suspected of robbing the Subway restaurant in town on Tuesday night.
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Apollo police say this man is suspected of robbing the Subway restaurant in town on Tuesday night.

A robber who told the clerk he had nothing to live for robbed the Apollo Subway restaurant at gunpoint Tuesday evening, Apollo police said.

Patrolman Ron Baustert said the man told the clerk he had nothing to live for “because his girlfriend was recently raped and died.”

The man walked into the First Street restaurant at 7:19 p.m. and passed to an employee a handwritten note.

He had a black handgun with a wooden grip tucked in his waistband, Baustert said.

Police said the man wore a red bandana on his neck, a black bandana on his head and a Steelers hat.

He also wore a silver, black and purple bicycle racing-type shirt.

No injuries were reported.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect Wednesday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-478-3091.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711, cbiedka@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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