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Police arrest Subway suspect

December 19, 2012
Daily Press

ESCANABA - A man suspected of breaking into the two Subway restaurants in Escanaba earlier this month is lodged in a Wisconsin jail, said officials this morning.

A Green Bay man - arrested on a probation violation Tuesday in Wisconsin - is linked to recent burglaries at the Subway restaurants in Escanaba, according to a news release from Escanaba Public Safety this morning.

Acting on information supplied by Escanaba Public Safety, Ashwaubenon Police Department arrested the 50-year-old man. The arrest led investigators to search the suspect's vehicle where evidence was uncovered linking him to the burglaries at the Escanaba Subways, said Det. Lt. Darin Hunter.

Both Subways' in Escanaba were entered overnight Dec. 11-12 with an undisclosed amount of money being stolen from the safes. Subway employees arriving at work on Dec. 12 notified law enforcement of the break-in's. Officers were called to the Subway at 536 N. Lincoln Road around 5:30 a.m. and the business at 2311 Ludington St. about 20 minutes later.

The investigation led Public Safety to warn Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin law enforcement agencies of the potential threat for additional burglaries involving Subway restaurants.

This subject is suspected of being linked to numerous burglaries focusing on Subway restaurants throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, said Hunter.

"The combined efforts of all involved during the investigation have thwarted the continued crime spree by this individual," Hunter stated in the news release.



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