Black-clad robber smashes pizza shop windows, punches clerk

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SEATTLE - A man at a West Seattle pizza shop broke out windows and attacked an employee before fleeing with some cash in a brazen robbery Monday night.

 

Police said that at 11:30 p.m., officers were called to the Papa John's Pizza located in the 5200 block of California Avenue Southwest for a report of a robbery.

 

The employee told officers he was in the back office after the store closed doing some paperwork when he heard a loud crash coming from the front of the store.

 

Police said the man had used brick and rocks to smash through windows.

 

When the employee went to investigate, he saw a man wearing all black standing inside the store. The man then walked around the counter and punched the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground.

 

The robber then took some cash and ran out the back door.

 

Police searched for the robber but he was not found.

 

Officers found some clothing located in the alley behind the store that was collected as evidence.

 

The robber is described as white, in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet 2 inches tall with a brown goatee.  He was wearing a black hat, black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and boots.