ALTOONA ROBBERY: Papa Murphy’s Suspect Caught

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Customers at the Papa Murphy’s in Altoona got more than pizza Wednesday night when they witnessed a robbery and then helped catch the crook.

Forty-three-year-old Timothy Hoyt of Bella Vista, Arkansas came into the pizzeria and demanded cash from the registers.  But thanks to quick descriptions from pizza-goers, police were able to snag the robber within minutes.

Hoyt is charged with first degree robbery, a felony punishable up to 25 years in prison.  He is currently being held at the Polk County Jail.


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