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Could two Sacramento pizza parlor robberies be connected? Police investigate

Round Table Pizza on Freeport Boulevard. Picture taken on Oct. 19, 2006
Round Table Pizza on Freeport Boulevard. Picture taken on Oct. 19, 2006 Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

Sacramento police detectives are investigating possible links between two armed robberies at Sacramento pizza restaurants Saturday night, including one in which a man was shot.

A robbery and shooting were reported at 9:04 p.m. at Round Table Pizza near C.K. McClatchy High School

Officers responded to 911 calls regarding a robbery in the 3000 block of Freeport Boulevard. The robbers fled before officers arrived. A man was found with a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital, according to Sgt. Van Chandler, Sacramento police spokesman. The wound was not believed to be life-threatening. Round Table spokeswoman Kathleen Shaffer confirmed that the victim was an employee.

About 30 minutes earlier, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery about six miles south of the Round Table at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 7405 Rush River Drive, in the Pocket area. The robbers fled before police arrived and were not located during search of the area. No one was injured during the robbery, according to police.

Officer Eddie Macaulay, police spokesman, said Monday that detectives had not determined whether the two robberies were related. No suspect descriptions were available.

Round Table issued a statement saying the company “is deeply saddened by this horrible event, and our heard goes out to our employees and customers involved.”

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy