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* Arthur Luis Martinez was Arrested in Pittsburg Under Suspicion of Robbing a Subway Sandwich Shop

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A man suspected of robbing the Subway sandwich shop in San Rafael last month was arrested in Pittsburg today, police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said. The robbery suspect ordered two sandwiches at the eatery in the Marin Square Shopping Center on Bellam Boulevard around 4:45 p.m. on May 27, Rohrbacher said. When the cashier rang up the sale, the robber pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash, Rohrbacher said. The robber fled with two sandwiches, two soft drinks and cash. The robbery was filmed on the store’s surveillance camera and widely viewed on TV and the web, leading to valuable investigative leads, Rohrbacher said. Police identified 43-year-old Arthur Luis Martinez as the suspect, Rohrbacher said. The robbery victim identified him from a photo and an arrest warrant was issued, Rohrbacher said. Detectives learned he was possibly in the East Bay and he was spotted eating lunch around 1 p.m. outside Carnitas Tijuana on Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg, Rohrbacher said.  San Rafael and Pittsburg police took Martinez into custody without incident and he was booked into Marin County Jail for armed robbery, Rohrbacher said. Police and other law enforcement agencies are investigating whether Martinez was involved in other unsolved Bay Area robberies, Rohrbacher said.  
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