LPD Seeks Witnesses in Pizza Hut Robbery

Restaurant on Fort Evans Road robbed Monday by a lone man bearing a knife, police say.

The Leesburg Police Department is hoping to find witnesses to a Monday night robbery at the on Fort Evans Road in Leesburg.

Police spokesman Christopher Tidmore said in an email Tuesday that an employee was approached by a lone male suspect around 10:50 p.m. Monday at the door of the restaurant.

The man then forced his way into the restaurant, ordering the employee to the back of the store as he displayed a knife. The suspect attempted to cover his face with a purple bandanna as the employee opened the register, Tidmore wrote.

The suspect ordered the employee onto the ground as he fled the area.

No injuries were reported as a result of the robbery, Tidmore wrote.

The suspect is described as a black man approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, standing around 200 lbs.

The suspect was wearing a purple bandanna, possibly bearing logos of the Baltimore Ravens; a white shirt with blue lettering; and light-colored shorts, Tidmore said. He was unshaven with some stubble on his face.

Pictures of the suspect can be seen at the top of this article.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Leesburg Police Department at 703-771-4500.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, call 703-443-TIPS (8477) or use TIPSUBMIT. Text “LPDTIP” followed by your message to CRIMES (274637).


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