MEDFORD, Ore. – A Medford man has been arrested after robbing the Subway located on Main Street in West Medford early Sunday morning.
The suspect, transient Robert Houle, reportedly ordered two sandwiches before jumping over the counter and ripping the cash register out. The female employee fled to the bathroom and locked the door.
Houle fled from the store on foot and was seen running through Albertson’s parking lot carrying the register by two male witnesses. The witnesses approached the suspect which led Houle to drop the register and continue running. Officers located Houle at Hawthorne Park and arrested him a few hours later after the incident.
The cash register contained less than $200, but is worth an estimated $4,000 and was damaged during the event. The money was not recovered.
Video surveillance led Medford police to identify the 27-year old, who was later spotted in Hawthorne Park. Houle admitted to the crime and was taken to the Jackson County Jail.