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CRIME | Robbery attempt of Port Orchard pizza store foiled

A Port Orchard man was charged with with first-degree robbery in Kitsap County District Court Jan. 24.

Andrew James Cox, 25, is accused of trying to rob Domino’s Pizza, at Jackson and Lund avenues on Jan. 23.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson, public information officer, said the suspect entered the store about 8:50 p.m., wearing a ski mask and dressed in black, and demanded money.

Wilson said it appeared the suspect had a handgun concealed in his waistband.

The 37-year-old store manager and a 23-year-old female employee were the persons in the store when the suspect arrived.

But it was the manager’s heroic action that foiled the attempted robbery.

Court documents stated the the manager grabbed the gun and ripped it from the suspect’s hand, and drug him across the counter.

Wilson said the manager wrestled the suspect to the floor, while the female called 911.

Whem Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies arrived about 8:55 p.m., they discover the manager on top of the suspect.

They found a airsoft pellet handgun that was broken in the struggle.The suspect was taken to Urgent Care in Port Orchard for treatment, then transported to the Kitsap County Jail.

He was arrested for first-degree robbery and his bail set at $50,000.

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