Police investigate robbery of restaurant employee

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are investigating a robbery outside the Pizza Hut in Waynedale Monday evening.

Police were called to the restaurant, 6809 Bluffton Road, around 8:30 p.m. on a reported armed robbery.


FWPD Spokesman Officer Jason Anthony said a man robbed a store employee carrying the restaurant’s deposit bag through the parking lot. Anthony said the robbery occurred as the employee was walking to a vehicle.

The suspect was described as a black man, 5-foot 11-inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, and between the ages of 19 and 23. Police believe the suspect fled on foot south out of the parking lot. A police K-9 officer tracked towards the south and officers discovered a fake handgun, a black shirt and the Pizza Hut deposit bag.

Anthony said the restaurant employee was not hurt.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.

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