Bail for San Francisco's alleged Subway robber set at $1.25M 

A man who prosecutors allege went on a 13-store Subway robbery spree will likely be dining on jail food for some time, after a judge Thursday ordered bail set at $1.25 million.

Police said forensic evidence led to the arrest of Damon Cooper, 40, at his Bayview district home on April 7, five months after stores were robbed in various parts of the city nearly every day for about three weeks between Oct. 14 and Nov. 6.

Prosecutors have charged Cooper with 12 counts of robbery, and one count of attempted robbery.

According to prosecutors, Cooper would enter the stores and allegedly threaten to shoot or kill employees. He made off with between $300 and $1,000 each time, prosecutors said.

Cooper’s arraignment in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday was postponed, but Judge Samuel Feng agreed to set bail at that high amount. Feng said that based on the number and seriousness of the incidents, there was a significant public-safety concern.

Arraignment and plea entry are scheduled for Friday.

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