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Armed Subway robber nabbed after traffic stop

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It's the frightening photos that showed an armed robber holding up an innocent person at work that placed local Subway restaurants on high alert. It's the frightening photos that showed an armed robber holding up an innocent person at work that placed local Subway restaurants on high alert.
Nathaniel Bristol (Source: Clark County Jail) Nathaniel Bristol (Source: Clark County Jail)
Jeremy Mull Jeremy Mull

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – A Louisville man has been arrested and linked to multiple armed robberies in Kentuckiana. 

It's the frightening photos that showed an armed robber holding up an innocent person at work that placed local Subway restaurants on high alert. 

He was described as calm, cool and collected, each time the gunman was dressed in disguise.  


"He had a fake mustache, a fake beard, eye patch," said Jeremy Mull, Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor. 

The person behind the costumes? Police said is 44-year-old Nathaniel Bristol. Now linked to four Subway robberies in Louisville and southern Indiana and a hold up at a New Albany Smoothie King.

Police said the most recent occurred at this subway on E. 10th Street in Jeffersonville. This time the robber was wearing a colorful hat with fake dreadlocks.  

"In this particular robbery, this offender stated that this victim had 20 seconds to get all the money to him," said Mull. 

It wasn't until a few days later a Clark County deputy attempted to pull over a silver Kia for rolling through a stop sign. When the car wouldn't stop it turned into a high speed chase, the car was eventually halted by stop sticks. Police say Bristol then took off on foot.  

"They did locate him curled up in a fetal position in somebody's yard hiding," said Mull. 

This was all happening behind Derrick Bond's house. "I thought somebody was breaking in and I jumped up and when I looked around the house there was a whole lot police," said Bond. "I came out and I seen where they were saying 'good boy, good boy', so I guess the dog sniffed him out."

Inside the car police found the hat with dreadlocks, masks, a fake beard, eye patch and black leather gloves. 

Court documents show Bristol told police he used the stolen money to pay bills. 

"We do take these robberies these armed robberies especially serious and he can expect to do a long time in person for such a thing," said Mull. 

Bristol is charged with armed robbery and resisting law enforcement here in Jeffersonville. He is expected to face other charges as well.

He remains locked up in the Clark county jail. 

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