A man armed with a revolver burst into a Tomball Subway restaurant, terrifying two employees before fleeing the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
At around 9 p.m. Dec. 2, a man dressed in black clothes and a ski mask entered the store at 701 E. Main, as employees were beginning to prep for closing time. Tomball detective Kenny Yoho said the man then jumped the counter and demanded money from a female employee.
"A guy came in through the front door, came over the counter and told her to give him the money," Yoho said. "He didn't confront her and he had the gun pointed at the ground the entire time. She complied and put the money into a Subway bag."
At that time a second employee, who had been cleaning the bathrooms, appeared and the man demanded the pair to sit down behind the counter.
"That's when he said 'thank you' to them and fled somewhere to the northwest," Yoho said.
Police responded to the scene and set up a perimeter, hoping to track the suspect with the assistance of K-9 units from the sheriff's office. The dogs lost the trail near the intersection of Texas and Willow.
Police don't have much to go on at the moment. The suspect was carrying a silver or shiny revolver, wearing black work boots that were about a size 11, stands about 5-foot, 8-inches to 5-foot, 10-inches tall and has blue eyes.
Yoho said that the investigation is ongoing and that crime scene investigators took a sample of what they believe is the man's perspiration and hope to obtain a lead from that.
If you have any information, police are asking you to call them at 281-351-5451.