Two arrested in robbery at Pizza Hut

Published 9:00 am Friday, September 16, 2011

Two people have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Pizza Hut employee as he left the restaurant last Saturday, according to Bainbridge Public Safety.

The two suspects are identified by BPS Investigator Mark Esquivel as 23-year-old Dorian Avelle Jackson, of 1500 Bethel Road, Bainbridge, and Berniece Elizabeth Carter, 23, also of 1500 Bethel Road. Both are charged with armed robbery. Investigator Esquivel said he took Jackson and Carter into custody Tuesday night after following up some leads in the case.

Two men who had matched witnesses’ general description of the robbery suspect were taken into custody shortly after the incident but were later released after evidence showed they were not responsible, Esquivel said.

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An employee of the Pizza Hut on Shotwell Street reported being robbed by a man with a gun, just after the restaurant closed early Saturday morning, officials with Bainbridge Public Safety said.

The employee had just closed the restaurant at about 1 a.m. Saturday when he was approached by a man who threatened him with a gun and demanded money. After the money was handed over, the robber then fled on foot.

According to Esquivel, Carter confessed to being involved in the robbery and stated that Jackson had also taken part; however, it is still unclear who threatened the Pizza Hut employee, the investigator said.