Rash of Pizza Shop Robberies in South Philly

Police asking for public's help

A rash of pizza shop robberies in South Philadelphia has owners and workers on edge.

Police believe the same gunman is responsible for four armed holdups this month alone.

Each time the bandit's M.O. is the same. He looks at the menu or orders food. Then, he pulls out a black .45 handgun and demands money.

The most he's gotten at one time is about $150.

He's hit the Pizza Shack on 15th and Porter, Two Street Pizza near 2nd and Tasker, Jackson Village Pizza on 22nd and Jackson and most recently Queen Village Pizza on 4th and Queen Streets.

Fortunately, no one has been hurt, but shop owners are worried that will change.

"We’ve been here 32 years and never had a problem…never been robbed," said Two Street Pizza owner Steve Pollnow Monday

Here is a description of the robber:

  • 35-40-year-old male
  • 6'2" – 6'3" tall
  • Medium build
  • Light completion with freckles
  • Light brown eyes
  • Sandy brown to reddish eyebrows
  • Wearing a blue hoodie
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