Four Subways robbed in a week

LAWRENCEVILLE - Four Subway restaurants in Gwinnett County were robbed by gunmen within a week, and two of the restaurants were robbed more than once within that week.

No injuries have been reported in any of the robberies, but a store manager of a restaurant in Doraville was shot at Saturday evening after he chased the robber out of the store, according to a police report. Dispatchers said it was the third consecutive day the Subway at 3171 Amwiler Road had been robbed.

A Subway at 1210 Rockbridge Road in Norcross was robbed Friday afternoon by an unidentified man with a gun who handed a store employee a note that read, "Open the cash register quick," a police report states.

Two restaurants on U.S. Highway 78 were robbed Thursday.

The Subway at 5226 Stone Mountain Highway in Stone Mountain was robbed by an unidentified man with a gun who demanded money from the cash register and safe. The store was also robbed Monday, according to police reports.

In the Thursday robbery at the Subway at 4051 Stone Mountain Highway in Snellville, an unidentified man ordered a drink and chips and pulled out a gun while the employee was ringing up the order, a police report states.

When the man demanded money, the employee told him she could not open the cash register in the middle of a transaction. She locked herself in the office when the man reportedly tried to come around the counter.

An employee of a nearby business told police he entered the restaurant and saw a man who did not look like a Subway employee giving a customer change. He told police he ran out of the store when the man behind the counter pointed a gun at him.

Police found someone had hit the register's keyboard with a gun, as several keys on the keyboard were broken and pieces of a handgun grip were on the floor. Police also found a magazine fully loaded with .22-caliber bullets.

Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney had no immediate comment Tuesday afternoon about the incidents.

Robert Wilson, public relations coordinator for the Subway restaurant chain, said Subway personnel are working with police "to help find the criminals who visited the stores."

"We want our customers and our staff to feel they are in a safe and comfortable environment, and we will work toward that," Wilson said. "The safety of our customers and our employees is of paramount importance."

Staff Writer Arielle Kass contributed to this report.