Man gets 10 years for robbing pizza employee

CNJ staff

A Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years imprisonment for the 2009 robbery of a Papa Murphy’s Pizza employee.

Michael Olivas, 23, pled guilty to armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and vehicle theft, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

On Sept. 16, 2009, a Papa Murphy’s employee reported a man wearing a mask grabbed him while he was taking out the trash and put a knife to his side, the release said.

He told police he was then taken around the back of the business where a second suspect helped to tape his arms, take his wallet, cell phone and car keys.

Law enforcement found the suspects and victim’s vehicle in Portales a short time later, the release said.

Olivas’ co-defendant, Gabriel Moya, was sentenced to 10 years in March.