The Truckee Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night at Round Table Pizza in Truckee.
Police responded at about 10 p.m. to a report that a suspect wearing a Halloween mask and brandishing a semi-automatic handgun had robbed the restaurant, according to a department news release.
The suspect entered the restaurant, at 11200 Donner Pass Rd., just before closing time. Pointing the gun at the on-duty manager, who was preparing the night deposit, he demanded the money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as an adult male, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a skeleton mask that had large black eyes.
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Anyone with information or who may have witnessed anything suspicious during the time frame of the robbery is asked to contact Sgt. Danny Renfrow at 530-550-2339 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sgt. Robert Womack at 530-550-2335 or email@example.com.
The incident is similar to an armed robbery that occurred Oct. 16 at the Char Pit Restaurant in Kings Beach, on Lake Tahoe’s north shore.
In that incident, a man wearing a “Scream” Halloween mask entered an unlocked door after hours, displayed a handgun and demanded money, then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.