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Video: Man Robs Subway Store with BB Gun

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Police are searching for a man who violently robbed a Subway store earlier this week. On Tuesday around 6:25 a.m., a man entered the store in the downtown area at 155 W. Washington Blvd near Los Angeles Trade Technical College, pulled a gun and jumped over the counter.

“The video is quite graphic in the way this suspect jumps the counter and pushed the employees around,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Central Detective Division. “Turns out he was armed with a BB gun pistol, which he left behind.”

The man then got away in a 1998 to 1999 red Ford F-150 pick-up truck, according to witnesses.

Vernon said robberies in the area have dropped 17 percent, or 59 fewer, when compared to last year this time.

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Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Detective Lisa Schueller, Central Robbery Unit, at (213) 972-1248. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.