A Columbia man has been arrested in connection with burglaries of seven local Subway restaurants, Howard County police announced today.
Demond Herschell Woodson, 39, has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property.
Woodson, a driver for a delivery company that contracts with the sandwich chain, allegedly broke into each Subway restaurant by breaking the front glass door with a "small tool," police said, and in most cases, the department alleged, would leave with cash stolen from the register, or an entire register drawer.
Woodson allegedly was involved in burglaries of Subway restaurants on Centre Park Drive, University Boulevard and Minstrel Way, in Columbia, on Route 40 in Ellicott City and on Ice Crystal Drive and Montpelier Road in Laurel, police said. The burglaries took place between December and early May.
Police arrested Woodson May 5 after a Subway burglary in another jurisdiction, and subsequently linked him to the other crimes. Detectives believe he may be involved in additional cases in neighboring jurisdictions and are continuing to investigate. Woodson is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.