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Police Believe One Man Is Responsible For String Of Pizza Shop Robberies

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Three pizza shops hit in one week all just blocks from one another. Friday night detectives are hunting for the man responsible.

Majdi Utqi just bought Robollas on 52nd and Lebanon in May. Six weeks later he was robbed at gunpoint. That was last Friday.

"Was kind of scary everybody start thinking about family kids guy shaky young boy make him calm down don't hurt nobody," he recalled.

Majdi says the thief stole about $400 from the register, then held a gun to the employees and robbed them. He's angry but says it won't scare him away.

Surveillance video shows the suspect robbing a grocery store on Thursday. The latest in a string of robberies within the last week including, two pizza shops and a grocery store all within a two block radius of each other.

Police believe one man is responsible for all three robberies.

Pete's Pizza on 54th Street was robbed on Tuesday.

Manager Abdeulleh Mestour says he hopes police catch the suspect so his employees can feel safe coming to work.

If you have any info or recognize the suspect call Southwest Detectives.

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