LEESBURG – Leesburg Police are searching for a man who they say robbed two employees as they were leaving from their shift at Stavro’s Pizza House on 14th Street around 9:00 pm Wednesday night.
According to the report, the employee was leaving Stavro’s along with her grandmother when a man, described as a thin black male, approached the two victims asking for change.
The victims told officers that they gave the man $2 at which time he pulled a black semi-automatic handgun from a bag and demanded that the victim hand over her purse.
During that time, the suspect allegedly shot one round into the air.
The victim handed over her purse which contained an undisclosed amount of cash.
Stavro’s Pizza House owner, Nicholas P. Bitsios told officers that he heard the two women screaming and came out to see the suspect fleeing the scene heading behind Krystal’s and the Boost Mobile store.
Once on scene, police were unable to locate the suspect.
A Sketch artist with the Leesburg Police Department was able to put together a composite sketch using the description from the two victims.
According to Bitsios and the victims, the suspect was a 5 foot 10 inch tall black male between the ages of 25 and 30, weighed approximately 125-130 pounds, wearing a camouflage or dark-colored jacket, dark cargo shorts, a beanie, and dark-colored sneakers. The victims also told police the suspect had a gap between his two front teeth.
Leesburg police are asking anyone who has information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect to contact Dr. Detective Albert Venta with the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (352)728-9862.