Broward County

He appeared to be paying for a pizza. But he pulled a gun, police say

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for a gunman believed to have robbed a Pizza Hut solo on July 8 and a Family Dollar on July 11 as part of a thieving duo.

BSO describes the man they’re looking for as six-two, about 170 pounds, dark skin, dark facial hair and color-coordinated attire: black hooded zipper sweatshirt, black pants, black backpack with red sneakers. And wielding a black semi-automatic handgun.

The armed thief set up the Pizza Hut robbery, 1640 W. Hillsboro Blvd in Deerfield Beach, by pretending to pay for a pizza. Once the cash register opened, he made a move for the cash while pulling out his gun. As he left, he yelled back to the cashier “Don’t look at me!”

To rob the Oakland Park Family Dollar, 2901 W. Oakland Park Blvd., the pair entered the store just before closing with the gunman presenting the option, “Give me the keys and give me the money or I’ll kill you!”

The Family Dollar employee gave up the cash. The gunman’s partner in the Family Dollar job is described as five-nine, about 130 pounds with a dark complexion.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call Detective Mohammad Razi at 954-321-4547 or contact Broward Crime Stoppers, online or 954-493-8477.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal