Bowling Green Subway robbery an alleged inside job
A robbery at a Subway restaurant in Bowling Green last week shocked the community... until police realized it was an alleged inside job. Four are arrested now and accused conspiring to commit the robbery.
Percy Tate Craddock, Elizabeth N. Muessig, Cory Allen Note, and a 17-year-old girl were arrested and charged in connection with the Subway robbery, according to a news release from Caroline County Sheriff's Office.
At least three of the four charged have confessed their involvement, said Law Enforcement Planner Ted Lambert in an email.
Craddock, 20, was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Muessig, 25, was charged with grand larceny and a false report to police.
Nolte, 20, was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Nolte is home on bond. ABC7 reporter Jennifer Donelan spoke with him.
"I didn't want to do it," Nolte said. "I wouldn't say I was forced because obviously I had a choice."
Nolte was caught in video surveillance holding a gun and forcing two female Subway employees--25 and 17 years old--to empty the cash register and get into a freezer where he then locked them inside.
Sources say the gun wasn't real and that Nolte dropped half the money when he ran out, netting them only $500.
In the hours that followed the crime, the 17-year-old told the media and investigators the attacker put a gun to her head.
Deputies later learned the attacker was her relative and that the female employees were allegedly in on the robbery. Sources say the robbery was mostly the 17-year-old's idea.
"We don't have a gunman on the loose or someone targeting the community, so that is a help for us," said Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa.
Nolte is cooperating with officials.
"I know what I have done is excruciating," Nolte said. "It's terrible and right now I am going to do whatever I can to help make this situation better."
The 17-year-old is currently being charge as a juvenile, but could be charged as an adult. Also, since there were no real victims, the robbery charges could become larceny charges.
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