Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Suspect Sought In Shooting and Robbery at Pizza Hut on 05/31

*Update 11/18/10: Suspect has been arrested! Glendale PD tracked him down in Fresno using DNA evidence from the cap left at the scene. I wonder what took so long?

Did you see this man in southwest Glendale on Sunday May 31st, or perhaps in the neighborhood earlier? The resolution sucks, but his hairline seems fairly distinctive.

From the Glendale PD bulletin (which also contains video of the robbery):

On May 31, 2009 at approx. 1110 hours, officers responded to the Pizza Hut at 1261 S.
Central regarding an armed robbery. Approximately 30 minutes after the lone shift manager
opened the store, the suspect entered through the front door.

The suspect jumped the counter, confronted the manager in the back of the store and
demanded money from the safe at gunpoint. Upon obtaining the property, the suspect jumped
back over the counter, turned back and shot the victim. The suspect also left with the victim’s

No vehicle seen.

description: M, black, 20s - 30s, approx. 5’8”, short black hair,
medium to light complexion

wore: navy blue cap, sunglasses, white shirt, brown suit, black
gloves and carried a dark over the shoulder bag.

Please contact Det. Kmbikyan at (818) 548-3987 for questions or information.

Here's the navy blue cap:

From the e-mail sent out via the Glendale PD's new APB e-mail alert service:

The Glendale Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in the identification of a robbery suspect who shot an 18 year women upon completion of a robbery. The robbery occurred at a Pizza Hut this past Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:10 a.m. in the city of Glendale. The Detectives, through their investigation, believe that the suspect intended to kill the 18 year women upon completion of the robbery. The shooting occurred after he had obtained several hundred dollars in cash and the woman's purse. One shot was fired at close range. The clerk, who was the lone employee at the location, had just opened the doors for business, cooperated and provided no resistance. During the robbery she was able to activate the silent alarm.

The suspect is considered to be very dangerous and appears to have total disregard for life.

Please contact the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911, Robbery / Homicide Detectives 818-548-3987, or anonymously to Glendale Crime Stoppers and receive a reward at 818-507-STOP with any information that may lead to the identification or arrest of the suspect.

The location of the incident was 1261 S. Central, Glendale, CA . See the Glendale Police Department robbery bulletin for photos of the suspect, as well as surveillance video of the robbery.

Please forward this information to your neighbors, and encourage them to sign up for APB Glendale

and from the News-Press:

Employee shot in Pizza Hut robbery

GLENDALE — A 20-year-old woman was shot once in the shoulder shortly before noon Sunday during a robbery at a Glendale Pizza Hut.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting and found the wounded employee at 1261 S. Central Ave. She was taken to nearby Glendale Memorial Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The suspect, a black man wearing a business suit, escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

Shortly before noon, the gunman walked through the front door and demanded that the clerk open the safe, police said.

The employee was alone with the gunman when she managed to trigger an alarm before being shot once in the upper arm and shoulder area, authorities said.

No officers were available in the immediate area when police received the alarm call, Lorenz said.

The victim’s name is being withheld while police investigate.

Anyone with information on the robbery should call the Glendale Police Department robbery and homicide detail at (818) 548-3987.

1 comment:

TonyKim said...

I just moved to Glendale over the weekend and this is very sad and disturbing to say the least. I'm just glad the employee is going to be OK.