Employee unharmed after man attempts to rob Waterville pizza shop with hammer

Posted May 14, 2012, at 11:48 a.m.
Last modified May 14, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A man threatened a pizza shop employee with a hammer and demanded cash Sunday night but got away with nothing, according to police.

Just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday an employee at Scotty’s Pizza on Water Street was closing up the shop when a man wearing dark clothes and a dark ski mask approached, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

The suspect threatened the employee with a hammer, pushed him and demanded cash, Rumsey said.

The employee retreated inside the shop and locked the suspect outside. The suspect repeatedly banged on the door but did not gain access to the business.

Once the suspect left, the employee went to the police station to report the incident, Rumsey said. The suspect is described as 5 feet 10 inches, of slim build and in his mid-20s to mid-30s.

If caught, the man could face charges of attempted robbery, criminal threatening and assault. Anyone with information on this incident should contact Waterville police at 680-4700.