SANTA ANA ( — Police Friday sought the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Subway restaurant in Orange County.

The man, who was armed with a folding knife, entered the restaurant in the 2600 block of W. Edinger on Wednesday at 6:40 a.m.

Police say he jumped over the counter, grabbed a female employee who was working alone, and forced her to the ground.

“Do you want to die?” the suspect then asked the victim, according to officials.

He later removed cash from from the store’s safe, forced the victim to open the register, and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male between 25 and 30 years old. He is 5 foot 10 inches to 6 foot 1 inch tall, weighing between 175 and 200 pounds with a medium build.

He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with white lettering on the front — possibly “SO CALI” — dark pants and white tennis shoes. A bandana and black sunglasses were also covering his face.

The suspect is believed to be involved in similar crimes, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855)TIP-OCCS.


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