Monday, August 11, 2008

Florida: Would-be pizza parlor robber flees in face of .357 magnum

Ormand Beach, Florida

From the News-Journal of August 10, 2008
Would-be pizza parlor robber flees in face of .357 magnum

The owner of a pizza parlor here shot at a would-be robber who came out of the bushes as the proprietor and an older relative were leaving the business, police said this morning.

Manny Manolas, 41, told police that he and Clary Manolas, 63, were closing up Manny's Pizza at 487 S. Nova Road at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday when a man wearing a towel or a T-shirt over his head emerged from the bushes near Manolas' car, according to a report. The stranger brandished a gun and said, "Give me the bag and your money," according to the report.

But Manolas wasn't about to surrender his cash and his receipts.

He pulled out his own weapon, a .357 magnum revolver, and shot at the man, who ran toward a furniture store nearby, the report shows.

Investigators are still looking for the suspect, described as a white male, between 18 and 25 years of age and about 170 pounds with a large circular tattoo -- possibly a sun -- on his right calf, police said.

Anyone with information, should call Ormond Beach police, 386-677-0731, or CrimeStoppers,1-888-277-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and may be eligible for an award.

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