Rash of pizza delivery driver robberies concerns Cincinnati operators

Oct. 26, 2003

CINCINNATI-A rash of delivery driver robberies has pizza operators across the Greater Cincinnati area concerned.

According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, in the past week, at least four such robberies have occurred in Hamilton County, the home to the city.

"We're always concerned," Ray Webber, a manager at Angilo's Pizza in Norwood, said Saturday. "We've started to limit the amount of money the drivers have on them."

"Four is an unusually high number," added Mike Natali, owner of Milano's Pizzeria in Sharonville.

The most recent robberies occurred on Oct. 24 in the suburb of Avondalem, when a driver was robbed shortly after 8 p.m. Hours later, a second delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint nearby.

According to Cincinnati police, no arrests have been made in either case.

On Oct. 17, two men in Sycamore Township robbed a Domino's Pizza delivery driver at knifepoint. The driver struggled with one of the men, but wasn't harmed. He lost his wallet and car in the altercation, though the car was found a day later.

On Oct. 20, a Pizza Hut driver in Anderson Township was robbed at knifepoint. The thief drove away with the delivery driver still inside his car, but let him go after a short distance. The vehicle was later found abandoned.

Topics: Crime , Domino's Pizza , Independent Operation , Operations Management , Pizza Hut

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