A Subway in Lawrenceville was robbed at gunpoint earlier this month.
According to the Lawrenceville Police report, the incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. Feb. 4 at the 316 Grayson Highway restaurant.
The victim, an employee of the Subway, told police that he was emptying the trash outside in the back when he observed two or three people coming his way through a nearby field.
One of them approached him and asked if he had a cigarette. He said no, and the man walked toward the front of the eatery.
Another man in the group approached him and commented about how it was cold that night. When the employee voiced disagreement, the man turned his back, placed a ski mask over his head and pulled out a black handgun. He pointed it at the employee's head and ordered him to go inside. After cocking the gun, he also told the victim to get down.
The suspect approached the counter and ordered another worker to open the cash register. She complied, so he took the cash and ran out the front, where the other suspect was.
An off duty officer happened to be in the parking lot when he heard the suspect at the door say, "Get the money in the drawer and jar" as the other culprit came running out. The policeman chased them, but lost them when they went into the woodline. He told the reporting officer that he last saw the suspects running behind the Halvoline Lube Center.
Police spoke with two customers who were in the restaurant at the time of the robbery. One woman, who had an 18-month-old daughter, said the suspect ordered her to lie face down on the floor or he would "blow your head off."
Lawrenceville officers and law enforcement from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office tried to find the suspects but were unsuccessful.
According to the first employee, the suspect with the gun was white, and the other suspect at the door was black in skin tone, had medium-length dreads and wore a gray hoodie and jeans.