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Surveillance photo released in Pita Pit robbery near UCF

Robber steals money from Pita Pit on Collegiate Way

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Deputies have released surveillance pictures of the man who was armed with a knife while robbing a restaurant near the University of Central Florida.

The armed robbery happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Pita Pit at 12140 Collegiate Way.

Deputies said the armed man entered the restaurant wearing rubber gloves and a bandana over his face while two employees were sitting at a table.

The man asked if the two worked at the restaurant. Deputies said he then went behind the counter and started opening things.

One of the restaurant employees went behind the counter and the man asked for the money that is not kept in the register. Deputies said the employee gave it to him.

The man took the cash, along with money from the register. He fled from the store, deputies said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office described the robber as a white man in his mid-20s with a thin build, short brown hair and brown eyes. 

Contact Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS if you have information on the robbery and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.