Archive for Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

December 11, 2002


A local pizza delivery driver says he was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

The 28-year-old DominoâÂÂs driver says he was held up by two men about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday as he was searching for a specific apartment number in the 4500 block of Overland Drive.

âÂÂWhat I kept thinking was, whatâÂÂs my mom going to say if she finds out,â said Roy Wilson, whoâÂÂs worked as a delivery driver for DominoâÂÂs for one year. âÂÂIâÂÂm more freaked out today.âÂÂ

The victim said both of the suspects had their faces covered with bandanas, and one of the men pointed a gun at his chestÃ

Wilson said the suspects then robbed him of his wallet, his personal money and the businessâ cash.

The suspects also got away with a pizza inside of a $100 delivery bag.Ã

âÂÂThey told me to put pizza on the ground,â Wilson said. âÂÂOne of them then told me to empty my pockets and I did that, and then he asked me for my wallet.âÂÂ

Police say the suspects are described as a white male, whoâÂÂs 6-foot-6, weighing approximately 350 pounds and a black male, whoâÂÂs 5-foot-2, 260 pounds.Ã

Police say both of the suspects left on foot. The victim said the men first ordered him to run to Free State High School and back so they could make their get-away.

âÂÂOne of them tells me to run over to the high school, touch the wall and then walk back,â Wilson said, âÂÂand when I started walking one of them yelled, âÂÂ'you need to move faster than that.âÂÂâÂÂ

The victim was not injured during the robbery, and he was back at work Wednesday night delivering pizzas.

âÂÂIâÂÂve delivered a lot of pizzas in this past year,â Wilson said, âÂÂand I believe this is extremely isolated. âÂÂIâÂÂm not too concerned.âÂÂ

Wilson said DominoâÂÂs held a special safety meeting for its drivers Wednesday evening. He was asked to explain what happened to his co-workers, hopefully to prevent similar attacks from happening again.

For any updates on this story, tune in to the 6News report at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband's cable Channel 6 and pick up a copy of Thursday's Journal-World.

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