It wasn’t hard for authorities to track down a North Side man accused of trying to rob one fast food restaurant and actually holding up another one on Broadway this week after they found his gym bag with his identification inside, police said.
A judge today set bail at $25,000 for Patrick J. Huston, 34, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Huston, of the 1800 block of North Dayton Street, is charged with aggravated robbery of a Quiznos in the 3900 block of North Broadway and attempted aggravated robbery of a Subway restaurant in the 3800 block of North Broadway, police said.
About 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Huston entered the Subway and told a sandwich maker he had a gun, then reached into his jacket and said: “Give me all the money,’’ according to a police report.
The staffer could not open the register without a making a sale, so she went to retrieve another staffer and Huston left on foot from the eatery without taking any money.
About an hour later, a man fitting Huston’s description entered the Quiznos and said: “I have a gun’’ and ordered a staffer to open the register. Huston took $250 and fled northbound on Clarendon, the report said.
Video surveillance caught him fleeing the scene carrying a blue duffel bag, and officers looking for him found the bag in the 700 block of West Irving Park Road with medication, clothing and Huston’s name and address, according to the report.
He was arrested outside a motel in the 6100 block of North Jersey Avenue after his parents told police that’s where he was.
Huston is scheduled to appear in court again (Br. 42) at 2452 W. Belmont Ave. on Oct. 10.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun