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SALT LAKE CITY -- Police are looking for several people who they say robbed a pizza restaurant Saturday afternoon.

According to the Unified Police Department, a woman walked into a Papa John's at 3300 S. 753 East around 11 a.m. wearing a black ski mask and demanded money. The suspect motioned to the employees she had a gun in her coat but never revealed a weapon.

After employees handed over the money, she got into a waiting car and took off with a male driver.

Police said they received a call several minutes later from someone reporting a possible drug deal nearby on 900 East. When officers arrived, they found the suspects' abandoned car. A witness told officers the suspects got into another car, a white Chevy pickup, and drove off. The witness did manage to get the license plate number, and that car turned out to be stolen.

Police say series of pizza robberies could be linked

Police got a tip the pickup might be at a location in the Avenues, but when they got there the reported car ended up being the wrong one.

Police said the suspects may have been involved in the robberies of a Pizza Hut, a 7-Eleven and a Little Caesars Pizza earlier this week. They have identified the suspects in that robbery as Victor Hall and Charles Shaver.

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