Crime

Three charged in robbery of Subway restaurant in Puyallup

Pierce County prosecutors have charged three people in the robbery last month of a Subway restaurant in Puyallup.

Samajee Clewis, 17, Samater Abdi, 18, and Aoina Jerome, 17, were charged with first-degree robbery for the Dec. 15 holdup at the restaurant in the 1002 block of North Meridian.

A lone clerk was working when Jerome walked in, followed by Abdi, who was carrying a gun and wearing a red devil mask, according to charging papers. Clewis waited outside.

Abdi allegedly pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money. He also allegedly pointed the gun at a customer who walked in during the robbery and threatened to shoot them if they moved.

No one was hurt.

Police got Abdi’s fingerprints from the cash drawer, records show. They obtained the license plate number of the getaway car and tracked the vehicle to King County, where it had been stolen.

Federal Way police advised Puyallup officers that they’d just been involved in a pursuit involving the stolen car and had arrested Clewis and Jerome. Abdi was taken into custody later.

The three defendants are jailed in King County and will be arraigned in Pierce County at a later date.

In King County, Jerome is charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle and attempting to elude. Clewis is charged with first-degree robbery and taking a motor vehicle. Abdi is charged with first-degree robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The trio is accused of stealing the car and robbing another store in King County.

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