Stephen Chernin/Getty Images file photoTwo men reportedly robbed a Subway sandwich shop in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday night.

Stephen Chernin/Getty Images file photoTwo men reportedly robbed a Subway sandwich shop in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday night.

Two men rob downtown San Francisco Subway sandwich shop

These crooks wanted a lot more than a $5 Footlong.

Two men robbed a Subway sandwich shop in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday night, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The two suspects walked into the shop in the 100 block of Main Street near the temporary Transbay Transit Terminal at 9:15 p.m., Shyy said. When they approached the counter, one of the suspects brandished a gun and ordered the 45-year-old male employee to open the register and turn over the cash.

The cashier complied and handed over a substantial amount of cash, Shyy said.

But the crooks were hungry for more money than that and demanded that the employee open the shop's safe. The employee said he had no access to the safe and was then ordered to the back of the restaurant. The employee waited in the back until he heard the door close before he came out and called police.

There are two suspects in the case. One is the armed suspect, described as a man in his 20s who was wearing a black coat and clothing, with a scarf covering part of his face, Shyy said. The other suspect was described as a man in his 40s, also dressed all in black.

There was video surveillance of the store while the crime took place and police are working to retrieve that, Shyy said. The employee on duty at the time did not know how to access the footage but police are working on contacting the manager or owner to retrieve the video.

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