Subway robbery suspect arrested
A 24-year-old man suspected of robbing a Medford Subway restaurant Sunday night was arrested Monday morning, according to police and court documents.
Kyler Dakota Shaw is being held in the Jackson County Jail on a second-degree robbery charge, jail records show. Surveillance video that captured Shaw’s distinct walk aided in making an arrest, a probable cause affidavit said.
Police responded to a robbery report at 8:59 p.m. Sunday at the Subway in the 1500 block of Biddle Road, Medford police Lt. Kerry Curtis said. A white male reportedly walked in and “demanded money while exposing the grip of a handgun in his waistband,” according to the affidavit.
The employee on duty obliged, giving money from the cash register. Shaw allegedly took off with an undisclosed amount of cash and the tip jar. No one was hurt.
Video surveillance showed Shaw had a “distinct swagger” and wore black Converse shoes and a black Nike baseball cap. Police said they saw him the next day at the corner of Jackson Street and Crater Lake Avenue. An officer recognized the walk and the Converse shoes, the affidavit said. Shaw was detained, interviewed and arrested.
“Really the surveillance video we pushed out to all our officers played a key role in that,” Curtis said.
The stolen money was not recovered, but police did recover a weapon, reportedly an Airsoft gun. Shaw does not have a criminal history in Oregon, court records show. He was arraigned in Jackson County Circuit Court Tuesday and was held on $100,000 bail.