Police searching for armed robbery suspect in Ayer

AYER, MA (WHDH) - Police in Ayer are searching for an armed robbery suspect at a Subway restaurant.

Officials say they responded to the restaurant on Mill Street just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday after a report of a robbery.

The clerk told police that a tall man wearing a green puffy jacket and a cold-weather mask approached the register with a knife.

When the employee couldn’t open the register, the man threatened the clerk with a firearm he said was in his pocket but did not show.

The clerk gave the man a small amount of money from under the counter, and the suspect told the clerk to lay on the floor before escaping with the money.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Ayer Police at 978-772-8200 x 575.

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