Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed In Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a pizza delivery driver was robbed in Lawrenceville early Monday morning.

According to police the driver from Parma Pizza in East Liberty was making a delivery to the 5100-block of Dresden Way shortly after midnight.

Three black males jumped the driver and pistol-whipped him.

All of the suspects were armed and were wearing dark hooded-sweatshirts.

The driver was able to return to the shop to get help and suffered a head wound in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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  • Mommy

    L’ville is sucha dump. I can’t believe UPMC put a hospital there.

  • RSQ

    it is now it use to be a great place to live i grew up there in the 1950’s you didnt even lock your doors then blame it on your government and what they are moveing in there no one ever heard of section 8 houseing the old timmers from lawernceville would roll over if they saw it now

  • Rebecca

    Lawrenceville is a vibrant and ecclectic area. Varied in race, religion, socieconomic backgrounds, age, etc. We moved specifically to Lawrenceville from L.A. 5 years ago and will never leave. Sure, there are a few bad things here and there, like any neighborhood in Pgh but we have heart. The area has grown in leaps and bounds and the revitalization continues aggressively. Come over and try one of our gorgeous restaurants, visit 1 of MANY art galleries or visit any number of new cafes and boutiques lining Butler Street. You may be surprised. :)

    • Dave

      Pretty sad when the only way to make Lawrenceville look good is to compare it to LA. ’nuff said.

    • FixPGH

      Gentrification at its finest.

  • Dave

    Pizza men either need to quit delivering to these high crime areas or at least arm themselves.

    • chibi

      I totally agree….too many robberies have happened as it is time for them to fight back!

  • Bob

    These outsiders that don’t have a clue about what’s happening above and below Butler Street. Putting good money after bad to “Sugarcoat” this neighborhood in “transition” is a effort in futility. Section 8 and slumloads have relocated the crime area of 26th to 38th Street now to 40th up to 56th Street.
    The Police have their hands full with the drugs, and criminal element that has settled into what was once a primer, pristine neighborhood.

    • Steve M

      Couldn’t have said it better.

  • Mr Soho

    It’s pretty sad when the thugs have taken to beating and robbing Pizza Delivery people. These losers need to be put away before they kill someone. They need pick-up only, not worth getting beat up or killed over a $ 10 pizza.

  • L'ville Fan

    I’m with Rebecca – I’ve not only lived in Lawrenceville, but I have lived on Dresden for over a year and have not had any problems at all. We do get the landlords who do not care about the property and do no background checks at all. Over all, the area is great and we rarely hear of any crime. The businesses and restaurants on Butler Street are great and it is a nice place to live. I lived in a wealthy northern suburb and had both my house and car broken in to. I consider myself an “insider” and hope that outsiders can see beyond the occasional bad headline.

  • Lifelong Resident

    I’ve lived here my entire life, so I recall the days of unlocked doors, and folks out on the stoops,.
    Times have changed, however, and, in some cases, unfortunately, for the worst.
    However, Lawrenceville is once again on the upswing and much has been and continues to be done to imporve it and address issues such as this one.
    Like any other urban neighborhood, ours has good and bad pockets.
    Not all Section 8 tenants are disruptive, slobs, or criminals.
    I would like to gently remind foks that the subsidized housing is also what provides financial support for many of our senior residents to live in places such as St. Aug’s Plaza.
    I urge anyone in the area to continue to support the good things and work to alleviate the bad!

  • bob

    tho younger people thay havent lived in Lawrenceville all their lives are clueless to what the area is about…times have changed for the worse..take a stroll a block or two off of Butler street please,,, At your own risk.

    • RSQ

      its sad to see the old neighbor hoods going down stanton heights morningside even penn hills was nice at one time now you cant give a house away there its kids growing up with out fathers and teen age mothers

  • Joe

    These guys will get what is coming to them. More and more pizza drivers are armed. I was one of them but thankfully never had to use a weapon.

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