Police probe rash of pizza delivery holdups

NEW CASTLE, DE - October 24, 2011

The first robbery occurred in the Glen Eagle Village Apartment complex on October 18th. The driver went to the address given by the caller, but the resident told the driver they had not placed a food order. The pizza delivery driver was approached by an unknown suspect who robbed him. The suspect is described as being a black male, 6' tall, 210 pounds, with a muscular build wearing all dark clothing. He was not armed.

The second robbery occurred on October 20th just before midnight in Bear on the 600 block of Corsica Avenue at the Pine Woods Townhouses. The victim went to the residence to deliver food when he made contact with a man who robbed him. The suspect is described as being a black male between 30 and 35 years old, 5'8" tall, 160 to 170 pounds, with short hair and wearing a white shirt and dark pants.

The third robbery also happened on October 20th at 10:15pm at the Fox Run Apartments on the 700 block of Woodchuck Place. The 59-year-old victim was approached by two unknown men as he was returning to his vehicle. The suspects were armed with a handgun and had their faces concealed. They demanded money from the victim and he gave them an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects are described as being two black males, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, 150 to 165 pounds, with average builds and wearing all dark clothing.

The fourth robbery happened on October 21st at 2:45pm at the Apple Chase Apartments as a 55-year-old food delivery driver went to a residence. There was no answer at the door and the driver was approached by two unknown men who had their faces concealed. One was armed with a handgun. They demanded cash and took his property. A canine team responded to the apartment complex and attempted a track, but was unsuccessful in locating the suspects. The two suspects are described as two black males, one 5'06" tall and the other 5'10" tall. Both had average builds and were wearing all dark clothing.

In three of the robberies the suspect had a handgun. Police are not saying the robberies are linked at this point and that the drivers were not from the same restaurant.

New Castle County Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 302-395-8110 or visit their website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

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