MCSO: Pizza Hut robbery suspect considered armed and dangerous

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who robbed a Glendale Pizza Hut at gunpoint earlier this month.

MCSO officials said the suspect entered the Pizza Hut at Dysart Road and Glendale Avenue at approximately 11 a.m. on Feb. 2. He reportedly pulled out a black pistol and told the two employees to empty the register and safe under the threat of bodily harm.

The employees were unable to open the safe because the manager had recently left the restaurant. The suspect waited with the employees at gunpoint until the manager returned then forced her to open the safe, according to the sheriff's office.

Officials said the suspect left in an unknown direction with approximately $800 in cash.

The suspect is described as a black, mixed race or Middle Eastern male in his late teens to early 30s, with possibly blue eyes, between 5 feet 6 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall and 150 to 180 pounds with a full beard and mustache.

He was wearing an oversized dark blue or black sweater or sweatshirt, dark blue or black baggy jeans, square plastic-framed eyeglasses and a beanie hat with a small brim on the front. He was carrying a small camouflage backpack.

According to a neighboring business, a person matching the description was seen near the area two days prior wearing the same clothing.

The sheriff's office warns not to approach the suspect as he is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the suspect or the robbery is asked to call 602-876-1011.