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Yonkers police seek 2 in holdup of pizzeria owner

A police car in Yonkers. (June 13, 2012)

A police car in Yonkers. (June 13, 2012) Photo Credit: Susan Stava

Yonkers police were searching Monday for two men who pistol-whipped the owner of A&V Pizzeria and snatched a bag containing about $7,000 from her husband.

The 46-year-old owner of the business -- at 281 Morsemere Ave. -- was walking with her husband to their car Friday night when they were approached from behind by the two men, police said. The owner was hit on the forehead with a handgun, which discharged. One of the men struggled with the owner's husband, wresting the bag from him.

The suspects, both described as 6 feet tall and wearing dark, hooded sweatshirts, fled to a black vehicle parked in front of 263 Morsemere Ave. and drove northwest toward Park Avenue, police said. One of the suspects was described as weighing 220 pounds, and the other weighed about 180 pounds.

No one was reported injured by the gun's discharge.

The pizzeria owner was treated and released at a hospital for the cut on her forehead, police said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the case to call 914-377-7724.

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