Pizza shop robbery connected to yogurt shop heist?

August 5, 2011 9:36:45 AM PDT
A Chester County teen is under arrest for holding up a Radnor Township Domino's Pizza shop Wednesday night and that may be just the start.

Officers took 18-year-old Adam David of Pottstown into custody Thursday for the robbery of the Domino's on Lancaster Avenue on Wednesday night.

Police say it was around 10:40 p.m. that night when David walked into the store and announced a robbery while pointing what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun at an employee. David then allegedly handed a plastic bag over to the employee and ordered him to empty all cash from the register and safe into the bag. The clerk put cash in the bag and, police say, David fled towards Lancaster Avenue where the employee lost sight of him. Detectives identified David as their suspect and arrested him at the Coventry Mall in North Coventry Township on Thursday. The handgun used was found to be a BB gun. Police are looking into the possibility that David is also responsible for the Kiwi Yogurt store robbery in Collegeville on Saturday.

That robbery happened at the Kiwi Yogurt shop at the Providence Towne Center near Route 29 and Route 422 in the Collegeville section.

Investigators say the shop opened around 12:00 p.m. and the robber entered the store about five minutes later.

Police say the man walked up to the counter and pulled out a gun, resembling an MP5-type machine gun, out of a computer bag.

The man ordered the customers and employees to get down on the ground.

As the employees fled to a back room, surveillance video shows a man and a small child running from the store.

Once in the back room, police say the man ordered a female employee to open the safe, but she told him she was unable to open it.

The man said "that's a shame," according to police, and demanded she give him money from the register.

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