Owner: Suspects in Subway robbery fired day before


By Chris Berendt - cberendt@civitasmedia.com



Surveillance images of two former Subway employees, wearing their uniforms inside the store on Thursday night, when a theft reportedly occurred. The two had been dismissed on Wednesday but reportedly returned to the business under the guise they were still employed, the business owner said.


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Surveillance image that shows two suspects taking money from the register.


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Another image that appears to capture the moment money was taken from the register.


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Two former employees of Subway, reportedly dismissed Wednesday, returned to the Clinton location on U.S. 701 Business (Northeast Boulevard) Thursday night, dressed in their work uniforms and allegedly took hundreds of dollars from the business, the Subway’s owner reported.

Clinton Police Department authorities are investigating the matter.

“Our detectives are working on it,” Chief Donald Edwards said. “They are following up leads and working with the business owner.”

Frank Brinkley, who co-owns the Clinton Subways with Robert Scott, released nearly a dozen surveillance images from four different camera angles that appeared to capture the two suspects as they unlocked the front register and a safe before one of them snatched the money. According to Brinkley, the two were both fired on Wednesday. The theft occurred Thursday around 10:40 p.m. The Subway stores close at 10 p.m.

“It was an inside job,” said Brinkley, when reached Friday. “They were fired on Wednesday and came back last night.”

Brinkley declined to say why they were previously dismissed, and did not give their names. No charges have yet been brought in the case, which was reported Friday to Clinton Police Department authorities.

“The police know exactly who they are and they were going to see if they could locate them,” Brinkley stated.

Edwards declined to go into detail about the investigation, saying only that the surveillance video appeared showed two persons of interest and that those individuals were believed to have had “some inside knowledge of the business.”

Brinkley said the money, $752 in total, was taken as the Subway crew closed the eatery on Thursday night. Brinkley said one of the suspects came in and let a second suspect in through the back door. Both then made their way to the register. They were each dressed in green Subway shirts.

“The crew that was there last night did not know they had been dismissed,” Brinkley said, “and thought they were there to help them close. That’s how they acted.”

Surveillance images of two former Subway employees, wearing their uniforms inside the store on Thursday night, when a theft reportedly occurred. The two had been dismissed on Wednesday but reportedly returned to the business under the guise they were still employed, the business owner said.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_subway-1.jpgSurveillance images of two former Subway employees, wearing their uniforms inside the store on Thursday night, when a theft reportedly occurred. The two had been dismissed on Wednesday but reportedly returned to the business under the guise they were still employed, the business owner said. Surveillance image

Surveillance image that shows two suspects taking money from the register.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_subway-2.jpgSurveillance image that shows two suspects taking money from the register. Surveillance image

Another image that appears to capture the moment money was taken from the register.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_subway-3.jpgAnother image that appears to capture the moment money was taken from the register. Surveillance image

By Chris Berendt

cberendt@civitasmedia.com

Reach Managing Editor Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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