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Man robbed Franklin Square Subway twice, police say

Jerry Torres, 55, of Franklin Square, has been

Jerry Torres, 55, of Franklin Square, has been charged with robbing the same Subway sandwich shop twice last month, police said. Credit: NCPD

A Franklin Square man was charged with armed robbery Friday after, police said, he twice stuck up a Subway sandwich shop located just a few blocks from his home.

Jerry Torres, 55, was arrested by Nassau County Major Case Bureau detectives Thursday at 1:40 p.m. and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

Police said Torres entered the Subway sandwich shop at 679 Franklin Ave. — about one-quarter mile from his home — on Sept. 23 at 8:10 p.m. He allegedly pointed a handgun at a female customer and ordered her to the rear of the shop. Then, police said, he demanded a male employee empty the cash register.

Torres wore gloves, a black brimmed hat and a stocking that covered his face, police said.

Police said no one was injured and they released a surveillance photo of the incident.

An investigation determined Torres was the same person who had also robbed the Subway store at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15, police said.

Police did not say how much was stolen in either robbery.

Torres was arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead and held on bail of $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond, according to online court records. He is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and his next court appearance is Tuesday .

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