Yakima police arrest suspect in Subway armed robbery

Yakima police arrest suspect in Subway armed robbery
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A Yakima man was arrested for allegedly robbing a Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint on Sunday night. 

A Yakima man was arrested for allegedly robbing a Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint on Sunday night.

Casimiro Gutierrez, 26, was arrested Monday at a house in the 1100 block of South 8th Street around 8 p.m.

In a news release, police said Gutierrez confessed to robbing the Subway on 40th Avenue and leaving in a getaway car driven by his brother, 22-year-old Omar Gutierrez.

Yakima Police Sgt. Joe Salinas spotted the car a few blocks away from the crime scene and conducted a traffic stop.

Once the vehicle pulled over, Casimiro got out and ran away on foot, ignoring Salinas’ commands to stop.

Salinas fired a single shot at the suspect with his patrol rifle and missed, allowing the suspect to get away. Omar was arrested at the scene.

As a result of firing his weapon, he has been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, which is standard policy for the department.

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