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Georgia's Pizza Robbed at Knifepoint

A man wielding a knife allegedly held up Georgia's Pizza Sunday night.

Salem Police officers are looking for a man who allegedly robbed Georgia's Pizza at knifepoint Sunday night.

At 9:16 p.m., police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Norman Street pizza shop and began searching the area for a man wearing a black jacket and jeans.

According to Lt. Scott Englehardt, an employee in the shop at the time of the robbery said a man entered through the front door wearing a mask, showed a knife and demanded money.

The man reportedly fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

Sunday's stick-up occurred less than a month after the 7-Eleven next door was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by a Peabody man.

Salem Patch will be updating this story as more information becomes available.

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John Andrews December 03, 2012 at 04:15 AM
That is a real shame and I hope the guy is aprehended, the family that runs Georgia's are some of the sweetest people I've met in town. I was there Sunday too, man that could have gotten ugly.
Georgia December 03, 2012 at 04:18 AM
What a scary thought! Violet and her amazing family did not deserve this and I hope they find the robber.
Lisa Jean Baptiste Peterson December 03, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I agree! They are the sweetest family! So sad! So happy that no one was injured!
Amy Larru December 03, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I agree as well. Even when I was recently sick and ordered food, she could tell I wasn't well just by my voice and sent me a fruit bowl with my order. I went back in at a later point in time and they asked how I was. Very nice family. I'm sick about the thought of someone stealing from them, let alone wielding a knife. I'm glad nothing tragic happened.
Letty C December 03, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I am so glad to hear no one was hurt! They are such hard working and kind people! It's also very frightening because I live very close to that corner and to know weapon-carrying thieves are running around when I am potentially out walking is terrifying. How about.a little extras police presence, please?!
Jenni Schillizzi December 03, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Could someone please tell me what's going on in this beautiful town of ours? Why is it that the criminal element is coming HERE and treating Salem like it's Newark, NJ??? If the Mayor is so concerned with bringing in more residents and revenue, the least she could do is bring back the police officers who were let go do to cutbacks, so that criminals don't feel it's alright to commit felonies here! A stronger police presence would make them think twice about coming here!
Bill December 03, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Agree - seems clear the violent crime is getting worse each year under Driscoll. Maybe more focus on that and the schools and less on tourism and solar garbage cans
John Merrett December 03, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Jenni, The reality is that cities like Salem that make it difficult for a law abiding citizen to protect their life and loved ones by owning a firearm, , those cities have a much higher crime rate,...those are the hard facts.
John Merrett December 03, 2012 at 07:22 PM
"An armed man is a citizen,...an unarmed man is a subject.." and he's also a crime victim.
Deb December 03, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Couple of things. Driscoll & Co. may chat up the revenue angle on development, but haven't you noticed how the expenditure side is never addressed? It's not just Salem, either. Beverly does the same thing. Can we say, negative cash flow? As to owning firearms, it's the state that makes it more difficult to own them. However, it's not insurmountable. Individual cities and towns can dictate to whom and how they "MAY" issue. Do note, however, that all Class A licenses say, "license to carry". Also, yes, crime is getting worse. Given the current climate of welcoming more and more dysfunctional and/or dependent and/or impoverished people into the city, what did we expect? Frankly, we have done quite enough!
john December 03, 2012 at 08:09 PM
It's the shelter. Nobody wants to admit it but that't the problem. It attracts unwanted people to Salem by allowing them to sober up once a week and get in for a meal and maybe clean up. If not that,they can always sleep at the police station. The shelter has a worthy purpose but it is not perfect. Drunks passed out all over town,needles found on the streets,it's a recipie for disaster.
John Merrett December 03, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Deb, This state is anti gun, but it is the local police who make the decision in violation of the 2nd Amendment. You can get a class A permit to carry in Lynn, but Salem says they do not issue them,...you can check to verify.
John Merrett December 03, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Salem should post a sign that reads "IN SALEM THE CONSTITUTION IS NULL AND VOID" because I was told by the cops 'Salem does not issue class A permits" , a clear violation of our 2nd Amendment right.
Jen December 04, 2012 at 04:17 AM
I agree with John about the shelters/sober houses. I work for a lab that does drug testing for those places and they get away with a lot. They're not even getting help for their addictions.

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