Two masked gunmen opened fire during a robbery Wednesday night at a Statesboro sandwich shop, but no one was injured.
Statesboro police public information specialist Madison Bridges said two suspects, wearing all black clothing as well as masks and gloves, entered the Subway restaurant on Northside Drive West just before 9 p.m., showing guns and demanding money.
Two employees were inside at the time, and during the robbery, the suspects fired two shots at one of the victims, she said.
The first round went through the women’s bathroom door, and the second round went behind the counter, past the employee, she said.
Statesboro police incident reports stated the suspects took $230 during the hold-up.
Bridges said the suspects were described as young black males in their late teens or early 20s, short in stature and slender in build. They fled on foot in an unknown direction after they grabbed the cash, she said.
The armed robbery brings the total in Statesboro this year to 18, according to Statesboro police records. In 2016, 47 robberies were reported in total, including those with guns, knives or by “sudden snatch.”
Anyone with information about this or any other case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. Anonymous tips may be submitted online at www.tipsoft.com or by sending the text “TPSSPD” followed by the message to 274637 (CRIMES).
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.