Spring Valley Subway shop robbed overnight; deputies say armed man left with less than $100

Sheriff's deputies in Spring Valley are searching for an armed robber, who they say may have attempted to disguise himself as an employee when he entered the Subway restaurant on Sweetwater Road overnight. 

An employee of the sandwich shop told 10News he mistook the robber for another staff member as he entered the front door at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, but quickly realized he was not when he pulled out a handgun and pulled a beanie over his face with the eyes and nose cut out.

The Subway employee said he and two others on duty were ordered to lay on the ground, and that the armed man demanded that they open the cash register and hand over their wallets and cell phones.

The worker said he seemed to get nervous, possibly about the time it was taking, and told them he did not want their personal items.

The employee told 10News that when he had trouble opening the register, the robber then cocked his gun and pointed it at him. That's when his co-workers helped to open it and the man escaped with less than $100 in cash.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said the culprit is still on the loose. 10News has learned the whole thing was caught on surveillance video. 

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