49 year-old Thomas Scott Cockrill appeared in U.S. District Court in Missoula this week on multiple charges of armed robbery.

Reportedly, Cockrill was charged with the armed robbery of Blackjack Pizza that occurred on Wednesday, February 10.

KGVO News reported the lone employee on the premises was not injured, however they did describe a white male adult who entered the store while brandishing a small hand gun, and demanded money from the cash register.

Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh said the suspect left on foot in an unknown direction of travel with an undisclosed amount of cash. Responding units made contact with the complainant while searching the surrounding area for the suspect who was not located.

The suspect was further described as being about 5’8 tall and wearing a black “puffy” coat, and a black “ski” mask. He was said to have no mustache, nor was he wearing glasses.

Blackjack Pizza is no longer in business in Missoula.

Cockrill is being held without bond in the Missoula County Jail on a hold order from the U.S. Marshal’s Service.


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