Fast food restaurant robbed for the third time

A Central Long Beach Subway restaurant was robbed for a third time just hours after police asked for the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed it the first two times.

“Detectives are investigating to determine if the suspect involved is the same suspect involved in prior incidents at the location,” police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.

Police were called to the store at 1400 East Pacific Coast Highway at about 9:45 Friday night where a man reported the business was robbed of cash by a man with a handgun, De Prez said.

The business had been robbed before on March 22 and again on May 20, police said in a news release.

The suspect in those robberies would place an order with the cashier at the restaurant and during the transaction pull out a handgun, demanding money from the employee, according to police. The suspect was captured on security video when he robbed a Taco Bell on 2500 East PCH.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department non-emergency dispatch at 562-435-6711.


Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.