Suspect in Custody Minutes After Subway Robbery

Lincoln, Neb. A Lincoln man is in custody minutes after a robbery at a south Lincoln Subway.

At about 9:20 Monday morning, Lincoln Police say a man, armed with a gun, walked into the Subway near 48th and Van Dorn. He fled on foot from the restaurant.

With in minutes, police flooded the area. An officer spotted the suspect, 24-year-old Grant Davis. Police found Davis hiding in a backyard near 54th and Lillibridge. By 9:29 Monday morning, he was in handcuffs.

Davis is facing charges for robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

The suspect description is similar to a robbery earlier this month at a Subway on 27th and "S" streets when the robber tied up an employee and locked her in a cooler until someone heard her screaming and let her out.

Michael Barton owns that subway and says since that scary incident his Subway restaurants have gone through a few changes.

"We've changed our staffing levels, we've looked at a few internal things," said Barton.

Barton says from what he sees, he prepares his employees on how to deal with robberies, especially during this time of year.

"It's always the worst time of year especially for us in the restaurant industry where people steal money, they need money to help support their families, get their heating bill paid maybe to give their kids Christmas you know you feel bad that they're in that spot but at the same time it's not okay," said Barton.

Barton says if Davis is the same person that robbed his location, he's relieved.

"Hopefully then this guy is off the streets and doesn't get off and we don't know if it's the same guy but if it is obviously we're kind of happy, for her as well," said Barton.

Nebraska State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.

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