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Robber sues pizza shop because he suffered injuries while employees were taking his gun away

By Mason White 1:40 PM July 23, 2014
Nigel Sykes 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A prisoner brazenly sued his victim, claiming that he suffered injuries during a robbery of a pizza shop, according to court documents filed in Delaware.

The convicted armed robber is suing Seasons Pizza of Newport, saying he was roughly treated by those who tried to stop him.

23-year-old Nigel Sykes of Wilmington, wants $260,000 for pain and suffering. Sykes is serving a 15 year prison sentence for robbery and attempted robbery.

He was injured as employees were trying to take his gun away. He also accused police officers of improperly using stun guns on him and delaying his medical treatment.

According to police, Sykes entered the Seasons Pizza located on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue in Wilmington, to rob it. Sykes was armed with a gun and demanded money, but was stopped by several employees.

During the struggle, the gun was discharged but no one was hit. Sykes was linked to at least eight robberies at the time of his arrest.