Woman arrested for attempted armed robbery at Subway

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a 34-year-old woman who they say was involved in an attempted armed robbery at a Subway in West Ashley.

The Charleston Police Department arrested Trainy Michelle Fishburne of North Charleston on Monday and charged her with attempted robbery. Police say Fishburne drove the vehicle used in the incident and used her cell phone to call the restaurant to distract the store clerk.

According to a report released by the Charleston Police Department, a man came in to the restaurant around 7:45 p.m. on June 28 and asked for a cup of water.

Police say the man then asked the victim if he had a lot of customers, whether or not anyone else was working with him and other questions which made the victim feel uncomfortable.

The victim said when the man walked to the back entrance of the store, the store's phone rang three separate times. The victim told police that another suspect came out of the bathroom, went to the victim, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

A police report states that the victim ran out of the restaurant and yelled for someone to call 911 since he was being robbed.

Investigators say the victim attempted to go back inside to get the business phone, but the suspect was still there and kept demanding money.

Police say while the victim was outside, he saw the suspect run through the employee only entrance and made their way to the cash register and attempt to open it, but was unsuccessful.

The suspect then ran out of the back entrance.

Police are still trying to identify the two black males.

If you have any information you are asked to call Det. Bailey at 720-2398 or email baileyt@charleston-sc.gov

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