Lawrence police are looking for two suspects who assaulted a Pizza Shuttle employee early Sunday morning.
At about 1:30 a.m., the 28-year-old employee delivered a pizza to the 1800 block of East 29th Street. Sgt. Susan Hadl of the Lawrence Police Department said that when the delivery driver approached the front of the house, he was assaulted by two teenage men. The suspects were described as Hispanic or Native American, one of whom was wearing a bandanna.
The driver reported that the suspects punched him, stole his wallet and took the pizza. The employee, who wasn't seriously injured in the attack, tried to stop the suspects from getting away, Hadl said. She said the suspects fled the scene on foot, later fumbling and dropping the pizza near the back of the house. No weapons were displayed by the suspects during the skirmish.
Hadl thinks the suspects drove off in a car they had parked near the scene. There is no description of the vehicle.
The address given for the pizza delivery was a legitimate address, Hadl said, but the residents said that they did not order the pizza.
A manager at Pizza Shuttle declined to comment on the assault Sunday morning. Police are continuing their investigation.