Investigators: Man Ordered Pizza Before Armed Robbery

One suspect cased the pizza place, while the other wielded a weapon, according to deputies

By Andie Adams
|  Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013  |  Updated 8:27 PM PDT
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Investigators: Man Ordered Pizza Before Armed Robbery

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department investigators in Poway are searching for two suspects whom they say came up with a casing scheme to rob a Domino’s Pizza -- even ordering a pie right before the robbery.

On Sept. 6 around 9:45 p.m., detectives say a man entered the Domino’s located at 12265 Scripps Poway Parkway and ordered a pizza.

As he was inside waiting for his order, the man was seen making hand signals to someone in a highlighter yellow Chevy Impala outside the pizza place. The suspect also walked out of the Domino’s, went to the passenger’s side and talked with the driver.

When the man’s order was up, he took the pizza and left. About 10 minutes later, another man entered the Domino's and demanded cash, threatening the workers with a handgun. It's unclear if he escaped with any money.

Investigators believe the first suspect was casing the business and bringing information back to the second suspect.

The first suspect is described as a dark-skinned man between 19 and 23 years old with fuzzy sideburns and a goatee. He’s roughly 5’7” to 5’8” tall and weighs between 165 and 175 pounds. Witnesses say he looks like he works out and was wearing a tank top and a blue baseball cap.

The second suspect with the handgun is described as a dark-skinned man between 23 and 25 years old, weighing 180 pounds with big hands and chubby arms. A gray beanie with mouth and eye holes covered his face during the robbery, and the mouth looked like it was stitched back up, as if the suspect wanted to look like the Joker in the Batman movies.

He was wearing black and white Nike shoes and gloves, a cream collared shirt with a black tie and black Dickies pants. On his neck, he had a zigzag line tattoo that witnesses say could be snakes or lightning bolts.

Detectives are also looking for the yellow Chevy Impala -- a 2006 to 2012 model with black, 21 or 22-inch wheels.

If you have any information about the robbery, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (888) 580-8477. You can also anonymously email or text. You could get a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest.

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