Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fort Wayne, Indiana

From the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette of April 19, 2006
Employee thwarts robbery attempt

Worker shows gun; suspect takes off

An armed man tried to rob a south-side pizza restaurant Monday night but left without any money after an employee displayed his own gun.

Fort Wayne police were called to Tasty Pizza, 4302 Fairfield Ave., at 10:47 p.m. for a report of the attempted heist.

A Tasty Pizza employee told police that a man came in and asked for a menu. He then left the restaurant but came back inside. The man laid a black gun that looked like a BB gun on the counter pointing the barrel toward the employee and demanded money, a police report said.

The employee then lifted his shirt to reveal a Colt .45 in its holster and told the robbery suspect to leave, the report said.

The man left and walked to a nearby alley where he got on the back of a moped. A witness said another person was driving the moped, the report said.

The man was described as black, between 17 and 19 years old, about 5-foot-10, with a thin build.

He was wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black skull cap and a camouflage T-shirt, the report said.

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