Waltham Pizza Shop Owner: Armed Robber Said ‘You’re Lucky I Didn’t Kill You’

By Peg Rusconi, WBZ-TV

WALTHAM (CBS) – The owner of Steve’s Pizza has a message for anyone nearby working around a cash register after dark.

“Hope all the pizza places are careful from now on, because we don’t know if this guy’s going to hit again or not,” said Perry Kontalipos.

The robber who barged in after Monday’s dinner rush wore a ski mask and wasn’t shy about showing his gun.

“One of my workers just fell down, (the robber) came around, went over, tells him to get up, went over to the register told him open the register and give him the money. So he gives him the money and he took off.”
As he left, the crook offered a brazen taunt.

“When he was running out he says now you can call the police.”

It was the third robbery in as many nights and Waltham police believe they’re connected.

A security camera photo shows a masked man with a black t-shirt over his head and a knife in his right hand robbing a Shell station on Main Street Saturday night.

Exactly 24-hours later, a masked robber armed with a gun forced the cashier at Kristina’s variety store to empty the till.

WBZ-TV’s Peg Rusconi reports

Waltham Police have sent out a flier to make sure business owners are aware of the three robberies.

In each case, the robber is described as between 5’5” and 5’7” tall. He’s used a variety of items to cover his face, including a black t-shirt, a red bandanna and a ski mask.

No one’s been hurt in any of the three robberies. But Perry Kontalipos won’t forget what the masked man said once he had the cash.

“He told us in the end, he says you’re lucky I didn’t kill you.”

  • Cinque

    It always amazes me that someone can walk in and rob a place and yet nobody sees them when they leave. The clothes stand out along with the fact that he’s a midget with a gun. Can’t someone get a license plate number? Of course, a gun behind the counter might help as soon as he turns his back.

  • free doo doo

    he lucky they didnt kill him
    God bless the clerk

  • Denise

    well it’s not like anyone chases them out of the building – and nobody leaves for fear of being shot – so they don’t know where they went! The people of this country are becoming more and more desperate every day. Just think when they bring all the men and women back from the war zones – and they want their jobs back… what’s going to happen then! The kids are getting out of school – no jobs to keep them busy… scarey! They have no issues for some reason breaking in and stealing for the fun of it – Neighbors need to start watching out for their Neighbors! Doesn’t matter if you don’t like them… remember if it’s their house – it could be yours next!

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