Published On: Mon, Oct 29th, 2012

Subway employee throws hot soup on a thief to thwart a robbery

A Subway sandwich worker hurled a pot of soup at a would-be armed robber wearing a ghost mask in Braidwood (near Chicago) before chasing him away.

A masked “bandit” forced an employee back inside of the store as they were exiting Friday evening.

“He pushed her down to the floor and kept yelling to open the register,” Braidwood Police Chief Rich Girot said. “A male employee threw a pot of soup at the suspect and they scuffled until [the robber] ran out to a black compact car.”

The employees were not injured but the woman was “shaken up” and taken to the hospital for examination.

The suspect is a white man, 6-feet tall and about 250 pounds.

Besides the ghost mask he was wearing a white sweatshirt and black jeans. Police said a woman was driving the get-away car.

Girot said police were reviewing footage from security cameras Friday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call 815-458-2342.

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