Police: Anniston pizzeria robbed at gunpoint
by Madasyn Czebiniak
Dec 09, 2013 | 10316 views |  0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Anniston police Monday were investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred at an Anniston pizzeria Friday night.

Police said no one was injured during the robbery, but a door was shattered and money was stolen.

Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks said that around 11 p.m. Friday, two people entered the Custom Pizza Co. on U.S. 431 brandishing handguns and demanding money. A third person remained outside, Sparks said.

The suspects wore hooded sweatshirts and had their faces covered, according to the sergeant. The sergeant declined to release a more detailed description of the suspects Monday morning, citing the pending investigation.

Sparks said that after the suspects threatened two employees with the guns, they were able to get hundreds of dollars from the register.

According to Sparks, when the two suspects went to leave the pizzeria, they discovered the front door had been locked. Sparks said one of the suspects shot a round at the door, shattering the glass, and the three escaped on foot.

Sparks said Monday that investigators were interviewing nearby business owners about the incident and were working with pizzeria employees to review video surveillance footage.

The three suspects could each face a charge of felony first-degree robbery, Sparks said.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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