Monday, August 16, 2010

Police Investigating Restaurant Robbery

Cookeville police say two employees of the Pizza Hut restaurant at the corner of Willow Avenue and 7th Street were robbed by a masked gunman Saturday night of some money that they had intended for a bank deposit. Authorities say the two were approached as they were locking up the business Saturday night by a man with a handgun, who demanded the money from their bank bag. He was described as a white male, who was wearing dark pants, a black tank top, and who had a bandanna over his face. He reportedly ran west across Willow Avenue after the robbery, but an attempt to track him with a K-9 proved unsuccessful as police believe the suspect may have gotten into a vehicle at the point where the dog lost the track. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the department.