Subway clerk says robbery seemed a random, desperate act
NORTHAMPTON — Sandwich maker Matthew Gorry said when a man came into the Subway restaurant at 90 King St. Sunday evening asking for change for a $1 bill, he thought nothing of it.
But when he opened the cash drawer, the man reached in and grabbed some money.
“He was almost berserk,” Gorry said, adding the man grabbed “fistfuls” of cash from the open drawer and ran out, dropping some as he fled.
Gorry said the robbery didn’t seem well thought out and seemed like a random, desperate act.
Northampton police are now searching for a suspect who they describe as a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with facial hair, who at the time was wearing a white, hooded sweatshirt with thick, green horizontal stripes.
Gorry, 24, said he didn’t recognize the suspect.
No one was injured in the robbery.
Gorry said he’s not sure how much cash was taken, because the remainder in the drawer as well as the cash dropped by the suspect were seized as evidence by police, he said.
Gorry, who’s worked at the shop for about a year, said as far as he knows Sunday was the first time it has been robbed.
Despite the robbery, Gorry said he had no hesitation coming in to work Monday as scheduled.
“It’s just another day,” he said.
Police ask anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect to call 587-1100.