Pizza Hut Employees Shaken up After Botched Gunpoint Robbery

The attempted robbery occurred late Friday night in Cuyahoga Falls.

At 11:52 p.m. Friday, a handful of Pizza Hut employees got the scare of a lifetime when a pair of men sprinted up and tried to rob their business. 

According to a Cuyahoga Falls Police press release, a manager and two employees were taking a cigarette break outside of the pizza shop – located at 2893 State Rd. – as the robbers approached. 

One of the employees was grabbed around the neck from behind by one of the men and was ordered to get down on the ground.

Police reported one of the men was holding a silver handgun.

Thinking quickly, the manager ran into Pizza Hut and locked the door behind her, leaving the employees and robbers outside.

The robbers demanded to be let into the rear door, but fled after employees said they didn’t have a key.

According to police, the suspects were black, in their late teens to early twenties and wore bandanas over their faces.

No one was injured and nothing was stolen from the business during the botched robbery attempt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cuyahoga Falls Police Detective Bureau at 330-971-8334.

John McMillan November 25, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Yes they could have all been murdered, which is why the entire responsibility for this event is on the shoulders of the "manager." Nonsense to support the manager in this case, the results demonstrate nothing, except how lucky they were.
John McMillan November 25, 2012 at 04:55 PM
THANK YOU Scott, for explaining why the responsibility is on management for the safety of its employees. I would think that this manager would at least be written up for this episode. Very poor judgment on his/her part.
Bones Ak November 26, 2012 at 01:17 AM
sad this city was not like this 5 to 10 years ago robbery's are up and so are home break ins that should be the real topic here
James November 26, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Sounds like Scott is assuming the black robbers are from Akron..AMHA housing is right around the corner from the Pizza Hut in question. Jim
Scott Gatrell November 29, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Hi James, you are correct. Also one on Portage Trail Ext. as well as one in North Hill near Howard st. This does not mean that the robbers are or are not from one of these areas though. We won't know unless they are caught. I wouldn't assume they are from AMHA.


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