FERRIS – Ferris Police are seeking help from the public in locating two suspects that were involved in the robbery of Pizza Hut on Oct. 20.
The theft took place at 11:55 p.m. in the 300 block of Interstate Highway 45.
“Two masked gunmen entered the back door of the Pizza Hut. There were four young adult employees that were on duty. The gunmen threatened them with guns,” Ferris Police investigator Walter Weiss said. “The on-duty manager opened the cash register and the gunman removed the cash and departed the premises. There were no injuries.”
Weiss stated the suspects left the business with an undisclosed amount of money.
The first suspect is described as standing between 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5 and weighing 130 pounds. The second suspect is about 5-foot-8 and weighs between 140-150 pounds. Both individuals are believed to male and possibly Hispanic. The weapons used in the offense were handguns — a revolver and some type of automatic or semi-auto.
“They were seen going under the bridge of I-45 and most probably went north. There was a witness that saw a black car come around there at an extreme rate of speed heading toward Wilmer,” Weiss stated. “There were other people in that sedan when it was parked out back according to people who were outside the restaurant.”
Weiss stated the police are currently investigating persons of interest at this time.
People with information about this offense are asked to contact Ferris Police at 972-544-2225. The department is located at 111 Ewing Blvd. in Ferris. Anyone with information can also contact the Ellis County Crime Stoppers organization at 972-937-PAYS. Callers can remain anonymous.