Knife-wielding man in ghost mask tries to rob Braidwood Subway - FOX 32 News Chicago

Knife-wielding man in ghost mask tries to rob Braidwood Subway

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BRAIDWOOD, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A knife-wielding man in a ghost mask tried to rob a fast food restaurant Friday night.

Chief Rich Girot saidit was 6:45 p.m. when an employee leaving Subway, 290 S. Front St., was forcedback inside by the masked bandit.

"He pushed her downto the floor and kept yelling to open the register," Girot said. "A maleemployee threw a pot of soup at the suspect and they scuffled until (therobber) ran out to a black compact car."

The employees werenot injured but the woman was "shaken up" and taken to the hospital forexamination.

The suspect is awhite man, 6-feet tall and 250 pounds who appeared to be in his 30's or 40's.Besides the ghost mask he was wearing a white sweatshirt and black jeans.Police said a woman was driving the get-away car.

Girot said policewere reviewing footage from security cameras Friday night.

Anyone with information isasked to call 815-458-2342.

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