Citizen helps put pizza store robber behind bars

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - An observant citizen helped put a pizza store robber behind bars.
Gerald May says he saw Henry Tucker walk into an East Memphis Little Caesar's Pizza store with a gun at his side.

May's wife was in front of Tucker in the food order line.

"He proceeded to stand there for a minute, and he put it in his back pocket," May said.

May's wife walked outside to the car, unaware the store was being robbed.
May dialed 911 as Tucker ordered a pizza.

"He ordered food even and waited for the clerk to tell him how much it was," he said.

May says Tucker took his time. He hopped over the counter and demanded an employee open a register and hand over the cash.

"The whole time I was giving all this information to 911," said May.
He said Tucker was about to jump over the counter and leave when he noticed two additional cash registers, which he told the employee to empty. He then jumped over the counter and exited the store.

Tucker's slow moves gave Memphis police just enough time to catch him leaving Little Caesar's with the cash.
May says police did a great job. "If we're willing to do what they ask, which is pick up the phone, we'll catch these guys. We'll take them off the streets."

No one was hurt in the robbery, and Tucker - who has a long rap sheet - is now behind bars for aggravated robbery.

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