The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Lassen County Sheriff on Feb. 4 that it had located a vehicle matching the description used in the Subway sandwich shop robbery committed the morning of Feb. 3 in Portola.
A Lassen County deputy sheriff spotted the suspect vehicle traveling on Highway 395 and followed it to the Shell Gas station in Doyle. Based on the “be on the lookout” information from Plumas County, the deputy determined the driver matched the description.
The suspect, Johnny Anthony Dagnino, 43, from Doyle was detained and later arrested by the Plumas County Investigations Unit.
A search of Dagnino’s vehicle revealed two firearms, with one matching the description of the firearm used in the robbery. Dagnino was arrested for robbery and transported to the Plumas County Correction Facility where he was booked and held on $100,000 bail. The case is still under investigation. An unspecified amount of money was taken during the robber, and the store employee “was shaken but okay” according to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 283-6300. The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Lassen County Sheriffs’ Office for its assistance in this case.