San Carlos Park- Subway owner Robert Garratt says, "It's basically just a waiting game and you hope you don't get hit but it's always out there on your mind."
His fears came true. His location at the 16 thousand block of South Tamiami Trail was broken into and burglarized. Not long after so was this location nearly four miles away.
"Get in there, pick up the pieces, get the glass fixed and open back up."
Like the at least 14 Subway burglaries before, Garratt says surveillance shows two men smashing the front doors of his businesses and then stealing cash from the register.
In all cases, the thieves are gone within a minute.
"In all our surveillance, it looks like the same people."
Garratt says another Subway he owns in Cape Coral was hit a few days ago. Like several other owners, he doesn't think Subway is being targeted for any other reason than the thieves want to make a quick buck.
"I think they did this for a few bucks, and it's not going to be worthwhile."
Garratt didn't want to say whether money was taken from his stores, but from owners we've spoken to, it appears at many of the locations, theives got away with less than $100.
Garratt believes it's just a matter of time.
"I think the cops are going to get them soon, I think it's just a matter of when, not if."