Takeover-style robbery leaves Arlington pizza shop owner shaken

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Three armed robbers stole hundreds of dollars from an Arlington pizza shop.

Surveillance video shows two men and a lookout who stayed by the door at Nizza Pizza on West Lamar Street Monday night. The men waved guns at employees and told them to open the cash registers.

The restaurant owner said they got away with about $600 in cash. He’s pretty shaken up by the robbery.

“I haven’t slept in almost two days, you know, just thinking of the scenarios that could have went wrong and, you know, just how close it was for me, for all of us, to just ruin everyone’s life,” Bekim Lushaj said.

The pizza shop owner said he believes there was a driver waiting in a getaway vehicle outside.

Police have not released a detailed description of the armed robbers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arlington Police Department.