An employee at a Subway in Belleville told police the armed man who robbed the restaurant on Aug. 14 first ordered two sandwiches and paid for them.
After paying for the 6-inch Italian sub and a 6-inch chicken and bacon ranch sub, a robber pointed a gun wrapped in a bandana at employees and told them to “put everything in my hand,” according to an application for a search warrant written by Belleville Detective Daniel Collins.
A suspect, 24-year-old Henry C. St. James III of Fairview Heights, has been charged with the robbery.
St. James drove off with the money in his mother’s Nissan Altima, police say. He left his sweatshirt, shorts and black socks alongside two different roads, according to Collins.
Later, police found St. James at his mother’s home and arrested him. Collins wrote that he searched the Altima and found a BB gun along with a purple bandana, 7.5 grams of marijuana, $108 in cash and two pairs of black sunglasses.
St. James was charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the robbery at 2331 Old Collinsville Road.
He waived a preliminary hearing Sept. 1.