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Armed robber hits local Pizza Hut

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 3rd, 2013

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Pizza Hut was robbed at gunpoint late Sunday evening, according to Brookings police.

Officers responded to a call about 11:21 p.m. that the Brookings restaurant, which is located at 418 Sixth St., had just been robbed.

According to witnesses, a man entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. An employee turned over an undetermined amount of cash, and the robber fled on foot, heading east.

The robber was described as about 6 feet tall and weighing 175 pounds, and he was wearing gray, fleece-type sweatpants and a gray, hooded sweatshirt.

According to the description taken by police, the robber was wearing goggles and some type of black covering which hid the rest of his face.

Police have asked that anyone with information regarding this crime contact the Brookings Police Department at 692-2113.

Callers can also submit information anonymously by contacting Brookings Area Crime Stoppers by calling 692-STOP (7867), texting a tip to “BROOKINGS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES), or submitting a webtip by visiting the website, www.brookingsarea-crimestoppers.com.

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