CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 08: A customer has lunch in a Subway restaurant on March 8, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. With 34,225 restaurants in 95 countries, Subway has surpassed McDonalds as the world's largest restaurant chain. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A Willimantic man is being held on half-a-million-dollars bond, suspected of attempting to rob a Subway restaurant in Willimantic on Saturday and firing two gunshots in the restaurant, according to police.
Police responded to a panic alarm and reports of several shots being fired at the Subway on High Street at 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Police identified Luis Feliciano, 29, of North Street in Willimantic, as the suspect and said he demanded money from the cash register and fired two gunshots into the kitchen when an employee said he’d called 911, police said. No injuries are reported.
The first officers to respond saw Feliciano running on High Street and several witnesses identified him as the robber, police said.
Officers chased Feliciano as he ran past Valley Street and behind a house on High Street, where he was trying to run through a backyard, police said.
Feliciano ignored commands from police and struggled with officers, so police brought in a K9, according to a news release from police.
Officers found a small caliber pistol near the sidewalk outside Subway and Feliciano was charged with first-degree robbery, reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer and carrying a gun without a permit.
He is being held on $500,000 bond and is due to appear in Danielson Superior Court on Jan. 6.