ST. PETERSBURG — Police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who robbed a pizza store employee at knifepoint.
A employee at Wood Fired Pizza was in the alley behind the restaurant, at 344 First Ave. S, about 3:30 a.m. Sunday emptying trash when a man punched him in the face and threatened him with a butcher knife, St. Petersburg police said.
The robber bound the employee with a zip tie and forced him inside the restaurant. Then he threatened another employee with the knife and tied her hands with a zip tie, police said.
The man took a pile of receipts from an office desk and ran away.
Police described the man as white, about 20 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 and about 130 pounds. He had pockmarks on his face from acne and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call St. Petersburg Police at (727) 893-7780 or (727) 892-5000. People can also text a tip to (727) 420-8911.