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Employee Hurt, Suspect at Large in Robbery

The Alameda Journal reported earlier today that an employee of Papa Murphy’s had his cheek broken and his ear torn when he was hit with a pistol at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The employee could not unlock the business safe, Alameda police said, which prompted the robber to injure him and another employee before fleeing with some cash on foot.

The robber had a semi-automatic handgun. He stole money from the register and from one employee. He also stole wallets from two other workers.

The employee who was hurt received treatment at Alameda Hospital and then released.

The suspect was last seen running away from the pizza shop, southbound on Broadway. He is described as a black male of 27-33 years of age, who was wearing all dark clothing, gloves, a hoodie and either a ski mask or a scarf. The man has a deep voice and is tall — between 6 feet and 6 feet 4 inches tall. He weighs between 180 and 250 pounds.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the police at 510-337-8340.

Janet Levaux