|Jimmy John’s worker Cherene Slue came up short when she tried to rob this Loop Subway on Monday, cops say.|
Police say a woman wearing a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop uniform tried to rob a competing Subway restaurant in the Loop on Monday, but her plan was half-baked.
Decked out in a “gourmet sandwiches” t-shirt, Cherene Slue, 27, allegedly walked into the Subway at 604 South Wabash shortly after 8 p.m. and handed the clerk a note.
|Cherene Slue | Chicago Police Department|
“I have a gun and give me $60,” it said, according to the clerk.
When the man said he had no money, Slue insisted that she had a gun. The clerk walked to the back of the store and Slue left empty-handed, police say.
Police found Slue standing on the sidewalk about two blocks south of the Subway ten minutes later.
A police lock-up guard reported that Slue told her “I did something stupid. I just needed money.”
In her left jacket pocket, prosecutors said, was a note: “I have a gun. I don’t want to hurt you. Please don’t speak, just give me $60 now!!”
Detectives are trying to determine if Slue is responsible for two other robberies in which an offender used an identical note, according to a police department source. As of now, though, she is only accused in the Subway case.
Slue, of the South Loop, is charged with attempted aggravated robbery-indicating presence of a firearm. Judge Stephanie Miller ordered her released on electronic monitoring with a $50,000 recognizance bond.