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Sheriff's deputies nab pizzeria robber

ETOWAH — Sheriff's deputies arrested a local man who held up an Etowah pizza restaurant Friday night after someone spotted the robber later that night at another store, the sheriff's department said.


A man with his face disguised by a camo pullover walked into the Blue Ridge Pizza Company at 9:27 p.m., showed a handgun and demanded money. The four employees in the restaurant handed over about $1400 in cash to the robber and he fled. No one was hurt. The employees didn't know whether the robber left on foot or in a car.

About 10 minutes later, someone at a store spotted a man matching the description of the robber and within 45 minutes officers from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office had identified the suspect. They secured warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon and the next night at 10 officers arrested Nathaniel Adam Price, 33, of 267 Erwin Hills Drive, Etowah, without incident. Price remains in the Henderson County jail under $60,000 bond pending his first appearance.