‘April Fools!’: Man flees after wielding handgun at Subway restaurant employee demanding cash

Incident occurred April 16 in 6900 block of West Military Drive

Image of suspect in robbery attempt of Subway restaurant on West Military Drive. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police and Crime Stoppers are looking for the person responsible for a robbery attempt at a fast food restaurant on the city’s far West Side.

The incident occurred April 16 at a Subway restaurant in the 6900 block of West Military Drive, not far from Highway 90.

According to police, a man entered the restaurant and approached the counter. That’s when, police say, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.

Police said the victim, a 61-year-old woman, was unable to open the register. The suspect then said, “April Fools,” and put the weapon away and fled the location.

SAPD said the man fled on a bicycle he previously arrived with. Officers searched the area, but he was not found.

Anyone with any knowledge of the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (210) 224-STOP.

Tips can also be texted to CRIMES (274637) or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.


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Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.