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Pizza robbery nets 25-year sentence

Page News and Courier

LURAY, Nov. 23 ― A former employee of Anthony's Pizza in Luray was sentenced last Monday in Page County Circuit Court for an April armed robbery of the establishment.

Christopher Lee Register, 31, of Luray, was sentenced 20 years, with 15 years and nine months suspended. Page County Circuit Court Judge Clark Ritchie additionally handed down a five-year sentence for grand larceny, with all five suspended.

On the night of Sunday, April 12, Register, wearing a mask, approached an employee of Anthony's Pizza in the parking lot of the West Luray Shopping Center, off Route 211, according to the Luray Police Department.

Register encountered the employee as he was leaving Anthony's with the restaurant's night deposit, after business hours, according to Page County Commonwealth's Attorney Ken Alger. Displaying a knife, Register threatened to harm the employee if he did not hand over the deposit.

“The employee, fearing for his life, gave the subject an undisclosed amount of cash,” Bow Cook of the Luray Police Department said last April.

Register fled the parking lot with $7,841, which he was ordered last Monday to repay in restitution.

In total, Register will serve four years and three months, plus eight years of supervised probation.

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