Medford Cash Register Thief Arrested
The Medford Police Department arrested Robert Joseph Houle, 27, on charges stemming from a Sunday night incident where he allegedly stole a cash register from the Subway Sandwich shop in the Albertson’s shopping center at the corner of Main and Ross Lane.
The woman clerk on duty told police Houle ordered a sandwich and then demanded she open the register. She refused and then Houle jumped over the counter while the clerk fled and locked herself in the bathroom.
Then the suspect allegedly pulled the register from the counter and fled on foot.
Houle, already well known to Medford Police, was recognized from the surveillance video. He was arrested and lodged on charges of robbery, criminal mischief and theft. His bail is set at $45,000.