Sandwich Shop Robber Could Be Locked Up For Life

Cheryl Lidel, who prosecutors say robbed a Subway sandwich shop in downtown Seattle earlier this month, could be facing life in prison.

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On Feb. 14 about 3:30 p.m., police said Lidel entered the Subway sandwich store at 1220 Howell Street. She allegedly walked around the counter and put a woman working there in a headlock.

“Lidel told (the woman) that she had a ‘gun’ and that if (she) did not give her the money she would ‘shoot her,'” Detective Michael Magan wrote in court documents. She walked the employee to the cash register while keeping her in a headlock, police said.

Lidel, 50, has prior first-degree robbery convictions from 1983 and 1998 and a first-degree robbery referral from 2001 in which she pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree theft, according to prosecutors.