String of pizza-related robberies have Georgia stores on alert

Nov. 12, 2003

ELLENWOOD, Ga.—Several recent holdups of pizza store employees have staffs on alert in Henry County.

"Any time that something like this happens, you take extra precautions," said Yurinita Means, manager of the Papa John's pizza restaurant.

According to a report in the Daily Herald, Means was referring to the recent arrest of several people in connection with the robbery and assault of a Pizza Hut delivery driver on Nov. 8. Police said that during a delivery to an apartment complex, the unidentified driver was struck multiple times from behind and robbed.

Four arrests have been made in the crime, and police are looking for a fifth suspect.

No arrests have been made, however, in the recent robberies of two Papa John's employees. Shortly before noon on Sunday, Nov. 9, a shift supervisor at a Papa John's store attempted to make a cash drop at a bank, but he was robbed at gunpoint.

A similar robbery occurred on Saturday, Oct. 25. According to the report, on the first delivery run of the day, a driver took the store's bank deposit with him, intending to drop it at the bank after the delivery.

But as he pulled out of the neighborhood, a man opened the passenger-side door of the driver's car, pointed a gun at him and took the money.

Topics: Crime , Operations Management , Papa John's , Pizza Hut

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