Employees locked in freezer during armed robbery at Papa John's in Friendswood

March 5, 2013 9:11:00 AM PST
Police are investigating an armed robbery of a pizza place in which the employees were locked inside a walk-in freezer.

According to Friendswood police, on the night of March 3 one of the employees at the Papa John's Pizza at 210 E. Parkwood Avenue managed to escape and ran next door to another business to call 911. Officers arrived shortly after 10pm and set up a perimeter around the because the employees were locked inside a walk-in freezer and police did not know if the suspect was still inside.

When no movement was observed inside the store, officers entered and freed the two employees who were locked inside the freezer. They were not injured.

A police K-9 arrived and got a positive track that abruptly ended at the back of the building. The suspect is described as a white male, between 5 foot 6 inches and 6 foot 2 inches tall, stocky to heavy build, 30-50 years of age, salt-and-pepper colored hair and scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a dark-colored t-shirt, dark-colored pants, a dark blue or black New York Yankees baseball cap and batting gloves.

The man used a bright green bandana over his face and had a gun in his waistband. No one saw a get-away vehicle.

If you have any information in this case, you are asked to call Friendswood police.

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