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WHEATLEY CENTER PIZZA HUT ROBBED

The Wheatley Center Pizza Hut was robbed late Thursday night by two armed men. Police said the restaurant was not open for business at 11:49 p.m., when two black men forced their way into the store, stabbing the security guard, Alex Gabriel, twice as they entered.
Once inside, the robbers ordered employees to "get down on the floor" and then took $1,200 from the cash register and fled, according to a release from Deputy Chief of Police Theodore Carty.
Gabriel's wounds were described as minor. He was treated at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital and released.
Carty said the robbers were both slender; one was 6 feet tall, the other 5 feet 6 inches tall.
He said they were armed with a handgun and a knife.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call police at the confidential hotline number 777-8711 or at emergency 911.

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The Wheatley Center Pizza Hut was robbed late Thursday night by two armed men. Police said the restaurant was not open for business at 11:49 p.m., when two black men forced their way into the store, stabbing the security guard, Alex Gabriel, twice as they entered.
Once inside, the robbers ordered employees to "get down on the floor" and then took $1,200 from the cash register and fled, according to a release from Deputy Chief of Police Theodore Carty.
Gabriel's wounds were described as minor. He was treated at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital and released.
Carty said the robbers were both slender; one was 6 feet tall, the other 5 feet 6 inches tall.
He said they were armed with a handgun and a knife.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call police at the confidential hotline number 777-8711 or at emergency 911.