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Pizzeria workers nab armed robber

A pizzeria predator is now behind bars. Delaware State Police arrested a 19-year-old Wilmington man yesterday after he picked the wrong pie place to rob.

Pizzeria workers nab armed robber

Nigel Sykes, alleged armed robber
Nigel Sykes, alleged armed robber

A pizzeria predator is now behind bars.

Delaware State Police arrested a 19-year-old Wilmington man yesterday after he picked the wrong pie place to rob. When Nigel Sykes allegedly pointed a gun at employees of Season's Pizza just before 8 p.m. last night, one worker grabbed the firearm and began tussling with Sykes, police said. The gun fired; no one was hit. Three other employees joined the fray, and the workers were able to detain Sykes at the Maryland Avenue eatery until police arrived.

Police charged Sykes, of Shipley Road near Philadelphia Pike, with robbery, gun violations and related offenses. Investigators linked him to eight other armed robberies in Wilmington and Claymont since Sept. 30, including three pizzerias, two fast-food places, two convenience stores and a bank. He is now in the Howard Young Correctional Facility on $710,500 bail.

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