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Pittsburgh Police Department Headquarters
Monday February 28th, 2011 :: 03:00 p.m. EST

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TWO PIZZA DELIVERY ROBBERIES – EAST END

On Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12:22AM, Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Highland Avenue (Pizza Parma) for the robbery of a pizza delivery driver. The victim/employee of the establishment reported to Officers that the robbery occurred in the 5000 block of Dresden Way.

The victim stated that he was attempting to deliver an order at an address on Dresden Way when Actor #1 a black male dressed in all black positioned himself in front of the victims vehicle and pointed a firearm at him as the victim attempted to exit his vehicle. It is also reported that Actor #2 another black male approached the victim from the rear of the vehicle also brandishing a firearm and told the victim to “give me your money.” The victim reported that there was also a third black male present. The actors took the victims cash, wallet and GPS and struck the victim in the side of the face with, what he reported to be, the firearm.

The victim was unable to provide Officers with a detailed description of the actors who fled the area on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.


PITTSBURGH: On Sunday, February 27th, 2011 at 1:46AM, Zone 5 Officers observed a person/victim pull his car over to the side of the road and report to them that he had been robbed. The victim was a pizza delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza (119 N. Sheridan Avenue) and was attempting to make a delivery to the 500 block of Winfield Street when he was approached by two males who approached him.

The delivery driver reported that he knocked on the door of the residence and no one answered when two black males approached him as if they were familiar with the resident to where the food was being delivered. While on the porch the actor reported to Officers that one actor pointed a firearm at him while the other stole the food and demanded the victim empty his pockets. The actors fled on foot toward Victory Way with the food and an undetermined amount of cash.

Actor #1 is described as b/m, 16yo, 5’7”, 130lbs, thin with black hair afro, clean shaven and medium complexion wearing a white and maroon long sleeved shirt, red casual pants, gray hoodie sweatshirt with Hollister written on the front, black shoes and black baseball cap. Actor #2 is described as b/m, 16yo, 5’4”, thin wearing blue Hollister jeans, Grey hoodie sweatshirt with Hollister written on it and black gym shoes.

The PBP Robbery Squad will investigate these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151. Callers may remain anonymous.


FOOD DELIVERY DRIVER ALERTS:

The PBP would like to alert pizza delivery drivers to the following precautions when delivering food orders to patrons:

1. Drive past the delivery address once to insure visibility and that no one is suspiciously loitering around the delivery address.

2. Beware of dark and unlit properties. If not familiar and uncomfortable with surroundings do not get out of vehicle and immediately return to the business.

3. If possible the delivery driver should place a call to the patron, once in the area, to insure they are home and illuminate their residence by turning on a porch light. The patron should also meet the delivery driver on the sidewalk for the delivery after dusk.

4. Follow your instincts…if it looks bad and feels bad…it probably is not a safe delivery and the driver should return to the place of business.

5. Do not leave the vehicle running when delivering food. Lock your vehicle and take your keys even if you are going to be away from your vehicle for a few minutes. (Car keys should be separate from house keys.)

6. If an order has been placed for a residential property or location, DO NOT permit the patron to change or redirect the driver to another location for the delivery. Ex: I’m not home right now, meet me at the corner of X and Y Streets.

7. These are merely safety suggestions. Discretion should be used when engaging in any delivery process.

8. Remember Safety First. Being injured is not worth the cost of a food delivery.

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Pittsburgh Police Department Headquarters
1202 Western Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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