2 men arrested after Smithfield Pizza Hut armed robbery

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WTVD) -- Smithfield police have arrested two suspects after an armed robbery at a Pizza Hut.

It happened July 26 just after 11 a.m. when one of the suspects entered the store with a shotgun and forced all the employees to the floor, according to police.

He fled the scene after getting the money.

Authorities said no customers were inside and no employees were hurt.

After investigating and using surveillance footage, police arrested 18-year-old Glorius Prince Bright of Selma and 19-year-old John Atlas Lucas III of Selma.

Bright was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, and second degree kidnapping. He was taken to the Johnston County Jail with a $250,000 bond.

Lucas was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery. He was booked in Johnston County Jail under a $70,000 secured bond.

Both suspects are scheduled for first appearance in Smithfield District Court on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. R.D. Wood at (919) 989-1075 or the Smithfield Tip Line at (919) 989-8835.

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