Caldwell police: Employees foil man's attempt to rob Subway

July 22, 2013 

A 29-year-old Washington man was arrested Sunday night after Caldwell police say his attempt to rob a local Subway sandwich shop was foiled by employees.

Police said Kyle Jay Belcher, of Graham, Wash., entered the Subway at 319 N. 10th St. at about 9 p.m. and told an employee to put money from the store's cash register into a bag. According to police, the employee ran to the back of the store and told another employee what happened. They called 911.

The second employee went to the front of the store, where Belcher again demanded money. Police said the employee approached Belcher, who ran to a nearby parking lot. The employee chased and caught Belcher before he got away and headed toward his car. The employee caught up with Belcher again and tried unsuccessfully to wrestle his car keys away, police said.

Belcher got into his car and drove away, but he was quickly stopped by a Caldwell police officer and a Canyon County Sheriff's Office deputy. He was taken into custody about a block from the Subway.

Belcher was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of marijuana. Police said he kept his hands in his pockets during the attempted robbery, and there was no indication that a weapon was used.

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