An armed robbery occurred Tuesday night at the Subway restaurant near the intersection of Pico and Lincoln, the has confirmed to Santa Monica Patch.
The suspect, who fired a gun and stole an unknown amount of cash, is still being sought.
The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. after the suspect entered the Subway and asked to buy a cookie. After giving one of the employees an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect took out a handgun and demanded that the employee give him cash from the register.
"The victim had trouble opening the register, at which time the suspect [reached] over the counter and [began] trying to open the drawer himself," police said.
While attempting to open the drawer with one hand, the suspect fired one round from the gun he was holding in the other hand. The bullet entered the wall behind the counter.
After taking the entire cash drawer, the suspect fled to a vehicle—described as a newer dark sedan—that was waiting outside the restaurant.
No one was injured in the incident.
The suspect is described as a black male, age 30 to 40, who is 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches in height. According to police, he has short black hair and a dark complexion, and was wearing a dark baseball hat, a dark long-sleeve shirt and dark shorts.
The driver of the vehicle is described as a Hispanic male with short hair and a medium complexion.
Police are still investigating the case.
If you have information about what happened, call the general SMPD line at 310.458.8495. If you want to remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1.800.78.CRIME or submit the tip online at WeTip.com. Another option is calling Crime Stoppers at 800.222.TIPS, texting from your mobile phone or visiting LACrimeStoppers.org.