Man who attempted to rob Pittsfield Subway store didn't get any money


PITTSFIELD -- A man who allegedly flashed a knife and demanded money at a Subway in Pittsfield on Thursday night did not make off with any money, the sandwich shop's owner said.

The Tyler Street shop's owner, Glenn Tierney, said the man paced around the store for about 30 seconds before pulling a mask over his head, asking the cashier for money while showing a small knife, Tierney said.

When another employee appeared from the back of the store, the suspect "got spooked," Tierney said. He allegedly fled down the street on foot, based on surveillance cameras at the shop.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 30s to 40s, between 200-250 pounds with a medium to large build, between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall.

Police do not believe the robbery is connected to armed robberies in November of two gas stations in the city.


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