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UPDATE: Charges Filed in Gino's Pizza Robbery

UPDATE 3/20/14 @ 5 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Charges have been filed in the robbery of a pizza restaurant in Huntington.

Police tell WSAZ.com David Woodyard III confessed to robbing Gino's Pizza on Norway Avenue on March 7, 2013.

Police say Woodyard III got away with cash but was chased out of the restaurant by an armed employee.

Police say the employee pointed his gun at Woodyard III, who then let out a shrill scream, fell into a mud puddle and began screaming he was unarmed.

Woodyard III then got up and got into a getaway car driven by a second man.

Police say the employee had a legal concealed weapon permit.

Woodyard III is charged with robbery.

He was already being held in the Western Regional Jail on unrelated charges.

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ORIGINAL STORY 3/7/13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police say a man that robbed a Huntington pizza restaurant got away with the cash, but not before getting a good scare from an employee armed with a gun.

Huntington Police say a man walked into the Gino’s Restaurant on Norway Avenue about 8 p.m. Thursday demanding money, and indicating he had a gun.

As the suspect left the store with an unknown amount of money, he was followed by an armed Gino’s employee.

Huntington Police say the employee pointed his gun at the suspect, who then let out a shrill scream, fell into a mud puddle and began screaming he was unarmed.

The suspect then got up and got into a getaway car driven by a second man.

Police say the employee had a legal concealed weapon permit.


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