Armed robbery at Papa Johns

Man gets away with unknown amount of cash

By Melody Vallieu

PIQUA — The Piqua Police Department continue to investigate an armed robbery at a pizza place on Saturday night.

According to Lt. Jason Preston, a call came in at 11:38 p.m. of an armed robbery that had just happened at Papa Johns, 500 N. Main St., Piqua.

Preston said the robber entered through a backdoor, brandished a gun at the employees inside the store and demanded cash. He said the employees handed over the cash and the man fled the store.

Preston said none of the three to four employees in the store at the time of the robbery were injured. No customers were in the store at the time of the robbery.

The suspect was described as a white man, around 6 foot with a stocky build and possible scar on his face. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Preston said they do not know the amount of cash that was stolen at this time and the investigation continues.

He also said they do no know how the man got away, whether on foot or if there was a vehicle involved.

Several of the employees’ vehicles in the parking lot were found to have flat tires following the robbery, and Preston said he believes it is in direct connection to the robbery.

Man gets away with unknown amount of cash