Suspect in Pizza Store Robbery Arrested

A man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly robbing a Garden Grove pizza parlor then fleeing in a chauffeured limousine.

Police said a gunman demanded money from a clerk at Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor, 12731 Garden Grove Blvd. at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday and fled with about $200 to a waiting limousine. The limousine dropped him off in Huntington Beach and he fled.

Huntington Beach police, coordinating with Garden Grove police, learned that the man was a suspect in the robbery and determined his identity. Several hours later, shortly before 3 a.m., three Huntington Beach police officers responded to a call of suspicious activity at an apartment at 320 Nashville Ave. and recognized the suspect wanted in the robbery.

Thomas Earl Porter, 28, was turned over to Garden Grove police, who arrested him on suspicion of armed robbery. Porter was unarmed when arrested and no weapon was found.

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