Gunmen targeting delivery drivers

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Pittsburgh police are warning food delivery drivers to use caution and be alert after two drivers were robbed at gunpoint in as many days on the North Side.

A driver for Pickles Pizza and Sandwich told police on Saturday night that she was held up while making a delivery at a home in the 100 block of Waldorf Street, which she noticed was dark.

When she called the occupant to come meet her, a man in a hooded sweatshirt emerged, digging through his pockets as if searching for cash. A second man approached her with a gun and demanded the food and cash, police said.

The delivery driver complied and the men took off on Waldorf.

The driver described the men as between 16 and 18 years old, both about 6 feet tall and between 165 and 185 pounds, police said.

About 10:20 p.m. Sunday, a driver for Mandy's Pizza reported he, too, was held at gunpoint in the 3900 block of Vinceton Street.

As the first driver did, the second victim called the home's occupant to meet him outside and was attacked by a pair of gunmen who went through his pockets and hit him in the back of the head.

The robbery squad asks that anyone with information call detectives at 412-323-7151.


Sadie Gurman: sgurman@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878.


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