By Brenda Waters

CARRICK (KDKA) – Police say the man who robbed a Pizza Hut in Carrick Tuesday night came armed with a knife and an apology.

Investigators say the suspect can be seen on surveillance video outside the restaurant.

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He allegedly went inside, pulled out a large kitchen knife, jumped over the counter and demanded money. With an undisclosed amount of cash in his hands, he apologized to the workers before he took off.

Daniel P. Cirocco, a local shopper, says the suspect should be punished, but not to the fullest extent of the law.

“I think when they catch him they should take that into consideration, still put him in jail, but give him the minimum sentence,” Cirocco said.

Narayan Phuyal, the owner of Desi Market, was aware of the robbery just a few feet away from his business and is concerned.

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“Around here around 8:30 to 9 or 9:30 until 10, we do find a lot of young kids walking around and sometimes they do get inside the store, but that time we really stop counting our money and think of closing the store,” he said.

The suspect is described as being a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is about 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a blue baseball hat, blue jeans and tennis shoes. He was also carrying a black backpack.

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Anyone with information is asked to call police at (412)-323-7800.