Waco pizza driver robbed, second in same neighborhood


WACO, Texas – Waco Police say a pizza delivery man was robbed late Monday night in the second such incident in the same block.

Officers were called to the 900 block of North 30th Street at 11:15 p.m. and met the Domino’s Pizza driver, who told them he had made a delivery that had been called in and when he arrived was approached by two men.

They pushed him against a wall and threatened him with a stun gun, taking his pizza and cash.

One of the men was described as skinny, about 5’10”, and was wearing a white t-shirt. The other man had a stocky build, was about 5’6″, and was wearing black pants with a red shirt covering his face.

The driver was not hurt.

Police say this same block was the location of a very similar robbery that occurred on July 31. In that case, a Papa John’s Pizza delivery man reported he also delivered a pizza in response to a call in the 900 block of North 30th, also about 11:00 p.m.

When he arrived, he was approached by a man wearing a shirt pulled over his face and brandishing a taser. This driver also was relieved of his pizza and cash, but was not hurt.

“It’s not acceptable for our city. We’re not going to put up with it as a department. We’re coming for you and we’re going to find you,” says Sgt. Patrick Swanton, of Waco Police.

Police don’t think the crooks live at the home the delivery was meant for. According to Domino’s website, delivery drivers carry less than $20 with them. Police are now urging caution.

“If they have some event where they go to deliver and things don’t feel quite right or there are suspicious things going on, please reach out to us and let us know about it so we can keep them safe as well,” Sgt. Swanton says.

When the criminals are caught, they will likely face felony robbery charges.

“The criminal element to this, we want to get them before they hurt somebody and get them put in jail where they belong, not out here on the streets,” Sgt. Swanton says.

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