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 .