Pizza Hut robbed at gunpoint; suspect still at large

ST. GEORGE – Police are searching for a suspect allegedly involved in an armed robbery early Tuesday morning at a St. George restaurant.

At around 1 a.m., as an employee was preparing to close business for the night at Pizza Hut, 932 S. Bluff Street in St. George, they were approached by a male suspect wearing a black mask and carrying a handgun, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

The suspect demanded money from the employee before fleeing the business on foot with an unspecified amount of money, Despain said.

The employee called police, Despain said, and officers began circulating and canvassing the area, looking for the male suspect who was identified as Caucasian with an average build, wearing a red hoodie and shorts.

Though officers were unable to locate the suspect, they were able to follow a trail of change leading north and then east from the rear of Pizza Hut. The change trail eventually ended with a penny located on the stairs of America’s Best Value Inn located at 915 S. Bluff Street, Despain said.

Officers were not able to locate the suspect at the motel and, as this report is published, police are actively searching for the suspect.

Despain said surveillance footage of the incident was collected and is expected to be released to the media and the public at a later time.

Meanwhile, police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300.

This is a developing story and on going investigation. Information will be updated as it is made available.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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9 Comments

  • ladybugavenger November 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Loser!!! Low life!!! Tweaker!!! Terrorizing Pizza Hut worker, you suck!

  • beentheredonethat November 24, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Gotta pay for them painkillers somehow!

  • sagemoon November 25, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I love that he left a trail of change. I’m sure it will aid in the investigation and it sounds like he lost a few dollars of stolen money on the way to the hotel.

  • .... November 25, 2015 at 9:08 am

    You should of robbed Dominos. you would of gotten a free pizza to go !

  • Terry November 25, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Get your CCP folks n learn how to use it, it’s only gonna get worse

    • ladybugavenger November 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      What is CCP?

    • ladybugavenger November 26, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Concealed carry pistol? Google is great. Chinese Communist Party didn’t make sense

  • .... November 27, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Concealed Carry Permit

  • 42214 November 27, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Hope the bandit gave his 10% to the church

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