Suspect arrested in Belpre Subway robbery

BELPRE- Belpre Police reported early today that Jason R. Stewart, 21, of 809 Morgan Ave., Belpre, has been arrested in connection with Monday night’s armed robbery of the Belpre Subway on Washington Boulevard.

Stewart was charged with aggravated armed robbery and was taken to the Washington County Jail, according to Belpre police.

A masked man brandishing a handgun demanded money at the Subway at 6:23 p.m, Monday.The suspect fled the scene as off duty Belpre police officers were called in to help in the search. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with its bloodhound.

During the search police found clothes believed to have been worn by the robber in addition to a handgun and Subway’s cashbox. The discovery was made near CSX tracks in the Rockland Avenue area of Belpre.

Belpre police said the money taken from the Subway has been recovered.