'Hurry Up:' Gunman Holds Up Pizza Shop

Surveillance cameras captured the heist

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    A masked man points a gun at en employee of a Tacony section Pizza Hut.

    A masked gunman threatened an employee inside a Philadelphia pizza shop, telling the clerk to “hurry up” and hand over the money.

    The dramatic scene played out Wednesday night inside the Pizza Hut on the 6600 block of Frankford Avenue in the Tacony section of the city.

    The whole scene played out on surveillance video. You can see the masked man entering the store around 10:15 and almost immediately pointing a gun at the employee behind the counter.

    As the 30-year-old employee took the cash from the register, the gunman told him to “hurry up.” You can also see the gunman grab his handgun and appear to cock the weapon.

    After taking the money, the gunman fled eastbound on Wells Street, according to investigators.

    Investigators described the robber as a stocky built man standing about 6-foot-1-inch tall. He wore a blue shirt, blue jeans, a blue hat and dark shoes while covering his face with a bandana during the heist.

    Police asked that anyone who recognizes the suspect or knows more about the robbery to call Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153/54 or submit a tip anonymously.