DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A remorseful robber who held up a Little Caesars pizza parlor last month in Deerfield Beach was arrested Monday.
Broward Sheriff's Office detectives said Levon Hall, 34, apologized to the employee during the armed robbery Dec. 9 at the restaurant on South Federal Highway, telling her that his "kids need Christmas."
BSO spokeswoman Gina Carter said a customer and employee who were there at the time of the robbery said the gunman was "very polite." She said the gunman asked the employee to open the safe and "please" give him the money. The gunman then said he was "sorry for doing this" but his "kids need Christmas."
The employee opened the safe, but it was empty, so the robber, believed to be Hall, asked her to open the cash registers. He took the money from three registers, put it in a black backpack and left.
Hall's mother, Wanda Deas, saw surveillance video of the robbery on the news last week and notified authorities that her son was the man in the video.
She told detectives that Hall has two children and that he has been addicted to narcotics for several years, and had been consuming the drug Flakka over the past year.
Broward County Judge John Hurley ordered that Hall be held without bond.