Second pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Akron in 2 weeks


AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) — An Akron pizza delivery driver has been robbed at gunpoint for the second time in two weeks.

19 News has learned that the person who placed the pizza order used a house on Victory Street as his address, but owner Todd Payne says he had nothing to do with it and he feels bad the crime happened. took place right in front of his house.

“It’s just messed up and it happened right outside my house,” Payne said. “I feel like I had something to do with it, you know what I’m just saying because something happened outside my house and I couldn’t stop it or help.”

Akron police say a Domino’s pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint while making a delivery Wednesday night. The 19-year-old was trying to deliver food to a house in Victory Street around 11 a.m. when a man armed with a handgun came up behind him.

“Ask somebody to work hard, do their job, and the cats out there want to stick somebody, try to take the easy way out, the devil’s way out,” Payne said.

The teenager works at Domino’s on Vernon Odom Blvd.

“It was the money he had on him, $20 our hot bag and the food,” a Domino employee said in a 911 call.

Two weeks ago, an 18-year-old Marcos pizza driver in Akron was also robbed at gunpoint a few miles away, in this case the crooks also stole his car.

“You think he’s going to want to work there, he’s like the next house I’m going to, he’s going to think he’s going to get robbed again,” Payne said. “Now he has to face this for the rest of his life for fear of being robbed or killed.”

Akron police said there was no indication the two crimes were related, but they are still investigating. Police said no arrests have been made in either case.

If you have any information, call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. Callers can remain anonymous.

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