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Pierce County’s pizza and sandwich shop robber strikes again

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 23, 2011 at 10:17 am with 4 Comments »
November 23, 2011 10:58 am
Suspect in a series of pizza and sandwich shop robberies/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

A man suspected of robbing more than a dozen pizza and sandwich shops in Pierce County struck again Tuesday night.

Tacoma police report the man robbed the Little Caesars Pizza, 630 S. Sprague Ave., about 5:20 p.m. The robber wielded a gun during the heist, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as white, 25 to 30 and 5 feet 10 with a thin-to-medium build. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, black baseball hat and dark-colored pants.

The robbery came hours after Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers released surveillance images of the man, who’s believed to be responsible for 13 hold-ups in Tacoma, Puyallup, South Hill and University Place since Oct. 17.  The robberies have targeted at Little Caesars Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza and Subway sandwich shops.

Surveillance photo of a man suspected in a series of pizza and sandwich shop robberies/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

In each case, the man displays a handgun and demands cash before fleeing the restaurant.

Witnesses have described him as white, 20 to 30 years old with a slender build. The suspect usually wears a hat and hooded sweatshirt, concealing his face.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the case. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. MJ2YOUNG says:

    Times are tough out there. Glad no one got hurt.

  2. Yeah, times are tough. Especially when you’re a small business owner.

  3. Kevindot1 says:

    Hard times brings out the worst in people. Hard times is absolutely no excuse to hold up small businesses at gun point. This loser should be thrown in jail.

  4. patriotme says:

    Well lets start here, this guy has worked for or knows someone that has knowledge of the security cameras and the placement, also if you look at the history of these crimes there is a pattern he likes Tue and Wed he seems to prefer the pizza over the subway most likely he gets more money and in the last three robberies he has started around one hour later on his crimes need a little more police work before someone gets hurt, I know the budget is tight but this guy should have been caught a long time ago.

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