Police: Manchester Twp. sub shop robbed at knifepoint

Liz Evans Scolforo

Four people escaped injury Wednesday night when a masked man robbed a sub shop while holding a knife to a clerk's neck, police said.

It happened at 10:24 p.m. at Subway, 351 Loucks Road in Manchester Township, according to Lt. David Lash of Northern York County Regional Police.

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The robber walked behind the store counter, held a knife to the neck of a male employee, emptied the cash register of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot, Lash said.

Two employees and two customers were in the Subway at the time, he said.

Witnesses saw the robber fleeing in the area of nearby LA Fitness, according to Lash.

"In canvassing the area, we found clothing worn by the suspect and cash," he said.

It's believed the robber dropped some of his loot as he ran off, Lash confirmed.

Police recovered the robber's sweatshirt, the black bandanna he'd worn as a mask and a sheath for the knife he used, according to the lieutenant.

Those items will be forensically examined for fingerprints and DNA, Lash confirmed.

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He said he doesn't know whether Wednesday night's Subway robbery is connected to the robbery of a Springettsbury Township Subway shop on Monday night, but said investigators will be looking for any possible connections to other local crimes.

The robber is male, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-9. In addition to the black bandanna, he also was wearing dark jeans, gray shoes and a dark-colored sweatshirt with the hood up, Lash said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Northern Regional Police at 717-292-3647, or leave a tip online at nycrpd.org.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.