BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A man allegedly held a Subway worker at gunpoint because he needed the money to pay someone back when they threatened to kill him.

On Sept. 15, deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an armed robbery at the Subway on Plank Road. Deputies learned that a man walked into the sandwich shop with a gun and started yelling, “Put your hands up” to employees. He also told customers to keep their hands up and not be a hero, according to the sheriff’s office.

The suspect was given the money and drove off in a gold Toyota Camry. Surveillance footage of the incident showed that the suspect had been parked in front of the Subway for hours. Deputies were able to trace the license plate to Kelvin Shavers, Jr.

Deputies went to his residence on St. Francis Avenue and saw the band used for the stack of money. He was taken into custody and admitted to the robbery. According to EBRSO, Shavers Jr. said he needed the money to pay back a debt or he would be killed.

Shavers Jr. told deputies where he stashed the money and also where he dumped the clothes he wore during the robbery, according to arrest documents. Deputies also recovered the alleged gun and determined it was a pellet gun.

Shavers Jr. was arrested and charged with armed robbery. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.