VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Two pizza shop employees were shot during a robbery early Tuesday morning in Virginia Beach.
Tonya Borman with the Virginia Beach Police Department said officers were dispatched to the Chanellos Pizza located in the 1000 block of Aragona Boulevard just after 2 a.m. for a report of two employees shot during a robbery.
An investigation revealed an unknown white male suspect entered the shop and was told it was closing.
"A guy comes in wearing a hunter's hat with the flaps down around his ears and sunglasses on and he acted like he was picking up an order, but when they looked, there was no carry out form for him," said a manager who did not want to be identified.
The first employee shot had a bullet graze his head. He then ran out the back door with the girlfriend of another worker who was shot in the leg.
They jumped a back fence and looked for a home with a light on in the neighborhood to call 911.
"We heard banging on the door with someone yelling, 'Help!'" homeowner Laura Burnside said.
The second victim, the woman's boyfriend, collapsed on the street where the ambulance found him.
"She looked up and saw her boyfriend go down and she said the shooter knocked him down and shot him," witness Chris Provost said.
The suspect fled the scene after receiving money. Both victims were treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds at a local hospital.
The suspect is described as being between 40 and 45 with a thin build, possibly 140 to 160 pounds. He was wearing a gray, orange and blue polyester jacket, khaki pants, a gray winter trapper hat and plastic framed sunglasses at the time of the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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