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Quick police work nets armed suspect in Macedon Subway robbery
- Updated: October 27, 2012
Sheriff’s Deputies and State Police, along with Macedon Police swarmed the area, responding to a report of an armed robbery at the Subway shop in the former P&C Plaza on Route 350 in the Town of Macedon at 2:00 p.m. on Friday (10/26).
A man, wielding a knife, reportedly approached the female employee of the shop, held a 14 inch hunting knife to her throat, reached over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register. The man fled in a 2004 GMC pick up truck that was used in at least two other similar armed robberies last week.
The two women employees were shaken by the robbery at Subway, but were able to get a license plate number and Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted the vehicle at Route 96 and Hook Road in Farmington. The truck pulled down a one way road in a housing development, drove through yards and fields but was soon stopped by Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies and taken into custody.
Charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon was Scott R. Sullivan, age 40, who was reportedly staying in a motel in Farmington, Ontario County.
After his capture, Sullivan confessed not only to the Macedon robbery, but a similar robbery of the “Mobil Mart” on Holt Road in Webster on Monday (10/22). He also confessed to a similar armed robbery at an Auto parts store in Monroe County.
Sullivan, originally from the Town of Ontario area, lived in Palmyra for a time and in Macedon. He has an extensive police record for drugs, larcenies and robberies and has spent time in state prison. He told police he committed the robberies to “fuel a crack cocaine addiction.”
Police discovered the truck Sullivan used was stolen out of the Town of Webster. He told police he had planned to robb a bank on Friday because he needed more money to get out of the State, because he knew the noose was tightening. Police said they were surprised that Sullivan held on to and used the same stolen pick up truck in all the armed robberies. He was arraigned in Macedon Court and remanded to jail. More charges are pending.