SHERIDAN, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are searching for a robbery suspect who targeted a Subway sandwich shop, but detectives say he’s not the “32 Bandit.”
The man robbed the Subway on River Point Parkway in Sheridan around 8 p.m. Tuesday and fled in an employee’s car.
The suspect was dressed in a suit. He confronted the worker and reached into his jacket as if he had a gun. He demanded the money in the register and the worker’s car keys. He told the employee to wait 10 minutes before calling police and that he would leave the car within a mile of the store.
The car was later found at the Englewood light rail station.
Police are calling the suspect the “Courteous Crook” because he was polite.
“He’s a very clean-cut white male wearing what appears to be a suit coat; very well dressed, very well spoken and was very polite,” Sgt. Paul Woszlek with Sheridan police said.
“He apologized through the whole thing and then he just walked out and took her car,” Subway manager Amanda Scarbrough said. “He even told her, ‘I won’t vandalize your car, everything will be okay, I’ll leave it a mile away;’ trying to be sincere.”
Scarbrough said the employee was shaken up even though the suspect never produced a weapon.
“She was saying she was shocked. It didn’t rattle her too much because of how he was. He was very nervous, pacing back and forth,” Scarbrough said.
Police say the suspect is a white man in his 20s. He only got away with about $200.
Investigators all over the metro area have searched for nearly a month for the “32 Bandit.” His violent behavior and distinctive clothes have some connecting him to a string of robberies at Subway sandwich shops and other eateries. It’s a stark contrast to the Sheridan robbery.
Police have asked the Regional Transportation District for light rail surveillance video.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.