The latest crime news across the world of 48,000 restaurants*.
In Kansas, Wichita police are searching for the suspect in a $1,500 armed robbery at a Pizza Hut late Sunday night. Employees at the restaurant, ages 21, 20 and 19, told officers a man entered the store, pointed a gun at all three of them, and demanded money, according to KAKE.
In Freeport, Ill., two masked men struck a Pizza Hut delivery man with a pistol Friday night before stealing his two pizzas and 24 wings, according to authorities. The delivery man was approaching a home when he was grabbed from behind. Two masked men pointed a pistol at him and struck him before taking off with the order, according to the Journal Standard.
In south Florida, Broward County deputies are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Pizza Hut earlier this month in Deerfield Beach. Deputies said the man placed an order July 8 around 11 p.m., then pulled out a gun once the register was open. He reached over the counter, grabbed cash out of the register and ran away, deputies told the Sun Sentinel.
Three days later, the suspected bandit and an accomplice robbed a Family Dollar store at gunpoint, a theft that was caught on a surveillance camera.
* Yum has 43,000 KFCs, Pizza Huts and Taco Bells in nearly 140 countries; Papa John’s has 4,900 in 37 countries, and Texas Roadhouse has 485 restaurants in five countries. With that many locations, crimes inevitably will occur — with potentially serious legal consequences for the companies.