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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

May 22, 2012

Contact: Senior Special Agent David D. Coulson

Public Information Officer

(219) 746-9776

Captain Andy Chandler, Public Information Officer

Evansville Police Department

(812) 436-7895

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward

Investigators Seek Information on Armed Robberies at Subway in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with the Evansville Police Department, today announced the reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the armed robberies of the Subway sandwich shop on Lincoln Avenue near the University of Evansville campus April 20 and May 11, and the Subway sandwich shop at 1400 Covert Avenue on April 25.

On each of the dates, at the Subway restaurant locations, armed robberies occurred by an individual who displayed a firearm while wearing black clothing and a face mask. Investigators are analyzing evidence collected and are actively pursuing all investigative leads. ATF and police are seeking information from the public that may assist in solving these crimes.

The individual(s) responsible for these robberies need to be caught and held accountable for their actions, said Patrick Hand, ATF, supervisory special agent, Indianapolis Group III, Columbus Field Division.

Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin added, Thankfully no one has been injured in these robberies, and we ask the community to provide any information that might assist in catching the individual(s) responsible for these acts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF Evansville Office at (812) 461-5003 or the Evansville Police Department at (812) 436-7979. Callers may remain anonymous.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for investigating violations of federal firearms laws. More information on ATF and its programs is available at