January 10, 2013 in City

Spokane pizza joint robbed at gunpoint

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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The owners of a Spokane pizza restaurant are offering 100 free pizzas as a reward for information leading to the conviction of two men who robbed the restaurant at gunpoint.

The men robbed the Pizza Rita at 5511 N. Wall Street just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to Spokane police.

One was wearing a blue coat with white sleeves and the other was wearing a black coat. They were described as white and about 5 feet 10 inches or 5 feet 11 inches tall with thin builds.

They fled westbound on foot and have not been caught. It is unknown whether they made off with any money.

The reward comes with any number of toppings.

Anyone with information should call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Two men also tried to rob the Hot Toddy’s Coffee stand on West Francis Avenue about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to owner Kandice Krieger.

The men pulled up to the coffee stand and ordered drinks. One of the men then got out of the car, walked around to the window on the other side of the stand, leaned in and pointed a gun at the employee, demanding cash.

The lone female employee refused to give the robbers money and they sped off in a maroon four-door car.

One was wearing a bandana and the other was wearing sunglasses, Krieger said. They were white and in their mid 20s to early 30s.

Meanwhile, Airway Heights police are still investigating an armed robbery at the Jack in the Box fast food restaurant from Jan. 8. After reviewing surveillance video, police determined that robber is likely a Hispanic male; they do not believe the robberies are connected.


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