VIDEO: Money-hungry bandit steals tip jar and saves money at Subway restaurant in Chelsea


The suspect behind the October 13 robbery of a Subway sandwich shop in Chelsea.

Screenshot of the video courtesy of NYPD

Chelsea cops are looking for the hungry con artist who robbed a Subway sandwich shop earlier this month.

NYPD released video footage of the wanted perpetrator for the October 13 burglary on October 30, which occurred around 3 a.m. inside the restaurant at 221 7th Ave.

According to law enforcement sources, the bandit entered the store and asked a 22-year-old employee to take money out of the tip pot. The Subway employee then reached into the tip jar and handed the man a dollar, but this apparently did not satisfy the suspect, who expressed his displeasure at the paltry sum and left the premises. premises.

Moments later, police said, the con artist returned to the metro location and demanded more money. When the sandwich shop employee refused, cops reported, the suspect jumped over the counter and confronted him – asking him to open the register.

Authorities said the thief threatened to shoot the worker, although no guns were ever exposed.

Police said the worker complied with the request, opening the ledger and allowing the suspect to withdraw $ 800 in cash. The thief then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The incident was reported to 13th district; there were no injuries.

Video footage shows the suspect apparently changing quickly near the scene of the robbery, removing a hoodie he was wearing and stuffing what appeared to be money in his pockets.

Police described the suspect as a partially bald male in his thirties with fair complexion and average build, measuring around 6 feet, 1 inch and weighing around 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black face mask, a light colored sweater with the “I Love NY” logo on the front, light blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the theft or the scammer’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit advice online at, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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