LEESBURG — A Subway sandwich shop in Leesburg was robbed late Thursday by an armed man wearing a mask.
According to a police report, an employee was confronted by a man wearing a ski mask and sunglasses just after 7 p.m. at the Citrus Boulevard sandwich shop. He told her to get behind the counter and removed a silver handgun from his pocket.
The robber reportedly pointed the gun at her and another employee and demanded money from the cash register. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money toward a wooded area.
Leesburg police spokesman Lt. Joe Iozzi said the thief's mask and gun were found the a wooded area behind the restaurant.
Police set up a perimeter with the help of a K-9 unit, but officers were unable to find the gunman.
The robber was described as a black 6-foot-1 man with a slender build.
Anyone with information should call the Leesburg Police Department at 352-728-9862 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), where callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.