A pizza delivery man was the victim of a strong-arm robbery about 9 p.m. Wednesday in front of a residence in the 1700 block of Ohio, Lawrence police reported today.
Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence police spokesman, said the victim was taking a pizza to the residence when he noticed two suspicious men standing in the area.
As the victim was knocking on the door, Mulvenon said, one of the suspects ran from behind him and tackled him. While he was down, Mulvenon said, one suspect grabbed two pizzas and two pizza-carrying bags, and the other suspect grabbed a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash.
The delivery man, a 23-year-old employee of Godfather's Pizza, 711 W. 23rd, was not injured in the attack.
Mulvenon said the victim was unable to provide much information about the suspects. The victim, he said, described both suspects as 5-feet-8 or 5-feet-9 and weighing 180 pounds.
One of the men, he said, was wearing red sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt and brown gloves.
After the robbery, Mulvenon said, the delivery man knocked on the door of the residence and discovered that no one was home. He then went back to the restaurant and called police.
When police checked the residence later, there still was no one there.