A Bexar County Jury sentenced a local man to 55 years in prison for the robbery of a Westside restaurant Thursday.
Raul Medel, 31, was found guilty of the March 19, 2019, robbery of a Subway located at 4638 W. Commerce. The victim said around 2:30 in the afternoon, Medel walked into the restaurant, approached the sales counter and demanded she open the cash register and give him all the money or Medel said he would shoot her. The victim said Medel had his hand under his hoodie as if he was concealing a handgun. Medel left the restaurant with the cash in a Subway plastic bag. He was arrested a short time after the crime.
A jury in the 399th District Court sentenced Medel to 55 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division.
“This defendant’s quick crime terrified a Subway employee who was just doing her job that day. Her attention to detail, as well as witnesses who were able to help officers find Medel meant he did not get to target another person or business again. Crimes like this are a priority of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. A jury of people who live here in Bexar County made it clear to this defendant that we will not tolerate people who prey on our community,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Tommy Damico and Guillermo Flores of the Criminal Trial Division. It was investigated by the San Antonio Police Department.