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Round Table Pizza in Truckee robbed at gunpoint by suspect wearing Halloween mask

Josh Staab
jstaab@sierrasun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Police Department officials are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man connected with the Thursday night armed robbery of a local pizza restaurant.

TPD officers were dispatched following a report of the armed robbery at Round Table Pizza at 11200 Donner Pass Road sometime around 10 p.m., officials report.

The robbery occurred just before closing time, officials said, when an unknown suspect entered the business and approached the on-duty manager who was totaling the daily revenues and preparing the night deposit.

“It was pretty good timing,” TPD Sgt. Danny Renfrow said in a Friday phone interview.

Renfrow said no injuries were reported.

The suspect pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the employee and demanded money, Renfrow said.

After the employee complied, the suspect retrieved an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in an unknown direction, according to officials.

“(The employee) was pretty shaken up,” Renfrow said. “We are going to contact the witness again and try to get a better description.”

The suspect is described as an adult male approximately, 5 feet, 8 to 10 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a skeleton mask that was described as having big black eyes.

On Oct. 16, Placer County Sheriff’s Office officials reported an armed robbery at a Kings Beach restaurant that occurred just after closing time.

That robbery, according to deputies, involved a man wearing a Halloween mask fashioned after a mask worn in the horror movie “Scream.”

Deputies have not been able to find a suspect in that case. They said the suspect brandished a handgun and exited quickly through a back door after taking an undisclosed amount of money.

Renfrow noted TPD detectives are working with PCSO investigators on that open investigation.

At this point, however, there is no reason to believe the crimes are connected, Renfrow noted.

Anyone with information or who possibly witnessed anything suspicious during the timeframe of this incident is encouraged to contact Renfrow at 530-550-2339 (drenfrow@townoftruckee.com) or Sgt. Robert Womack at 530-550-2335 (rwomack@townoftruckee.com).