TUCSON – A Domino’s Pizza employee is being praised by the Sahuarita Police Department for their quick action and possibly preventing a robbery.
According to Lt. Sam Almodova on Saturday night an employee took a phone call from someone claiming to be from corporate and for the employee to put all the money in a bag and they would stop by later to pick it up.
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The employee called her manager, who then said the name given was not a member of corporate. Almodova said the manager then told the employee “to lock the doors and they weren’t going to do any carry outs to prevent any crime and to call the police.”
Police said they would be alerting businesses about the scam. They said they will advise businesses to review their policies with employees should they get a similar phone call.
“The scammers come to work every day as a criminal and they’re going to try and scam people no matter what rather than working,” Almodova said. “This is how they make their money.”
Alexis McClellan works at Copper Fitness located next to the Domino’s.
She said she was glad to hear the employee did everything right to prevent a crime. She also welcomed the police alerting businesses about the scam.
“The scammers will do anything to get money from anyone. They will pretend to be anybody,” McClellan said. “It’s a hard world that we live in and you have to be ready for that.”
She also said people needed to use common sense when getting those kinds of calls.
Sahuarita Police is following every lead and could be making an arrest.