Police: Papa John’s Robbery Was Staged

A Papa John’s employee has been charged in connection with a July 31 robbery at the restaurant.

Ney Garrido, 24, of Celoron, entered Papa John’s at 709 W. Third St. just after 10 p.m., and took the cash from another employee who was working at the time of the incident, according to the Jamestown Police Department. An employee reported that a masked male subject had entered the store with a gun and robbed the employee of cash from the register and the safe. An investigation revealed that the robbery was staged by at least one employee of the business.

“We had early suspicions about what had happened,” said JPD Captain Robert Samuelson. “We didn’t know necessarily that night, but early the next day after reviewing the original complaint and through information from the actual subject.”

Garrido has been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and falsely reporting an incident. He is being held in Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected pending further investigation.

Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7531 or leave an anonymous tip at 483-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.