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Surveillance pictures from an armed robbery of a Pizza Hut in Miramar on Nov. 24th.  (Source: Miramar Police)

Surveillance pictures from an armed robbery of a Pizza Hut in Miramar on Nov. 24th. (Source: Miramar Police)

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MIRMAR (CBSMiami) – Miramar Police investigators are looking for three young men in connection with a Pizza Hut restaurant robbery.

No customers where in the restaurant in the 7900 block of Miramar Parkway during the hold-up Saturday night just before 10 o’clock, employees said.

“When they first came in, I really thought it was a joke,” witness Alexandra Alexis said. “Everybody in Pizza Hut thought it was a joke.”

The robbery was captured on surveillance video.

“That’s the last place. I would never think a pizza place would be targeted,” Alexis told CBS 4’s Lauren Pastrana.

According to Miramar Police, one of the robbers stayed by the door while two young men in masks forced employees to cover in fear.

“They jumped over the counter and had guns and held them at gunpoint,” restaurant manager Stephanie Bertrand said. “He was rushing them to open the safe and the drawers so they could get the money that was in there.”

Miramar Police think the robbers are between 17 and 20-years-old.

In their haste, the thieves can be seen dropping the cash drawer. Bills and change scattered across the floor.

More than 20 seconds passed before they picked up the money.

Employees said it could not have been much.

“We don’t really carry much money in our cash register,” Alexis said. “So they probably didn’t get away with more than a hundred dollars.”

Five days after the hold-up, Bertrand still had a lot of questions.

“Why would you come in here?” she asked of the robbers. “The safe closes at a certain time and everything is dropped in. I don’t know why.”

Bertrand said she’d be on her guard from now on. “I have to come in to work,” Bertrand said. “I have to just get over that fear.

Cops are looking for three black males. One is light skinned, 5’7″ to 5’8″ tall, approximately 135 lbs. The other is dark skinned, 5’9″ to 5’11 tall, approximately 145 lbs, with short hair. The only description of the third suspect is that he is a black male who was wearing a dark colored hoodie at the time.

If you have any information about the robbery, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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