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.
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.