Police: Man robbed Subway, said he had a bomb

Christopher Dornblaser

Spring Garden Township Police arrested a man who they say robbed a Subway by threatening the store with a bomb, according to a release.

William Hogue, 49, of Spring Garden Township, is charged with robbery, attempted robbery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, according to police. Hogue also had three outstanding bench warrants from Lancaster County.

William Hogue

On Sunday, around 11:35 a.m., officers were sent to Chico's, 1722 S. Queen St., for an attempted robbery when they were told the hold-up alarm had gone off at Subway at 1720 S.Queen St., according to the release.

Hogue, who was wearing a black fur coat, allegedly told a Chico's employee, "I have a bomb, give me the money from the register," according to police. The employee told the him the register was locked and she did not have the key. Police say Hogue left the store and walked next door to the Subway and allegedly tried the same tactic there.

"I have a bomb, this is a robbery, give me all your 50s and 20s," he said, according to the release.

Police say the Subway employee handed the money to Hogue and he left. Officers were able to locate him in the area of Niles Road and Rathon Road minutes after the robbery, according to police. He did not have any explosive devices or other weapons on him.

Hogue remains in York County Prison on $50,000 bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com.