Authorities need your help finding Papa John’s Pizza robbery suspect

Robert Lorenzo Anderson (Columbus Police Department)
Robert Lorenzo Anderson (Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Crime Stoppers and the Columbus Police Department Robbery and Assault Investigators need your help.

On June 24, 2013 at approximately 7:15 p.m. three black males entered the Papa John's Pizza on Victory Drive and robbed the store at gunpoint.

The three armed robbers entered the store, yelling for the employees to "get down" while they brandished black handguns.  They took an undetermined amount of cash money from one of the cash registers and the store safe, along with a cash drawer.  The three suspects exited through the front door and fled on foot north, towards Lambert Drive.

The investigation of surveillance, evidence and witness's revealed the identity of the three suspects. Two of the suspects are already in custody and police need your help to locate the third armed suspect.

Robert Lorenzo Anderson, 23, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair with medium length twists and possibly has a mustache. He is wanted for armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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