Vito Mannino, 31, faces multiple charges in connection with the incident, which was captured on video by an employee.
By Matt Skoufalos | October 4, 2018
Pennsauken police have charged a Gibbstown man in connection with a decidedly low-tech robbery of a Little Caesar’s pizzeria in the township.
Thirty-one-year-old Vito Mannino was charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and criminal mischief.
On September 25, the pizzeria in the 5000 block of Route 130 in Pennsauken was robbed by a man with a tire iron.
Footage captured of the incident shows a man in a black t-shirt, white head covering, and sunglasses struggling to pry open the cash register with a tire iron.
Two cashiers narrate the incident to police in real-time, while the man forces the register open, leaves, and then returns to wipe it off with his t-shirt.
“That’s all you gettin’, bro?” one of the employees is heard saying. “Sixty dollars, bro?”
In the meantime, another customer enters the restaurant and observes the incident dispassionately while the employees tell him the store is closed.
Mannino was taken into custody Monday, October 1, and potentially faces charges in other communities, said Pennsauken Detective Vito Moles.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.
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