Man attempts to rob Mill Plain Subway

No one hurt, no money taken

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: August 30, 2011, 9:24 PM

 

An overanxious robber fled with nothing Monday evening after displaying a gun to a clerk at the Subway sandwich shop on East Mill Plain Boulevard at Northeast 104th Avenue, police say.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, the man walked in to the shop near the Walmart and showed the gun, said Sgt. Steve Neal with the Vancouver Police Department.

As the clerk took money from the cash register, the robber tried to grab it from her hands and she fled into a back room.

The man then left on a bicycle empty-handed, Neal said.

Several officers searched the area, including an officer with a tracking dog, but the man escaped.

He was described as a white man, age 30 to 40, who wore sunglasses and a black baseball cap.

The clerk was unhurt.

“She said, ‘All I was looking at was the gun,’ ” Neal said.