A clerk at a Windsor Locks Subway sandwich shop stopped what appeared to be an armed robbery outside the shop by tackling the robber, according to police.
Police said a man walked into the Subway on Route 75 with what appeared to be a gun around 5:18 a.m. Tuesday and demanded money from the register as well as from the clerk. He left without money because the store only deals in credit cards at night and the clerk had no cash on-hand, according to police.
The man then walked up to a car in the parking lot, pointed a gun at the driver and tried to rob a person, according to officials.
During the attempted robbery, the Subway employee went outside the store, recognized that the gun was fake, wrestled the robber to the ground and held him until police arrived, police said.
Police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Bryan Minor-Doherty, of Windsor Locks, and said he had a facsimile handgun. He has been charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit robbery, two counts of threatening and two counts of breach of peace.
Minor-Doherty was injured during the struggle and was transported to St. Francis Hospital.
He was later released and booked on a $25,000 bond.
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