2 Pizza Deivery Drivers Robbed On North Side

NORTH SIDE (KDKA) – Police are investigating two pizza delivery driver robberies overnight.

The first incident happened around 8 p.m. Friday on West North Avenue on the North Side.

The driver was robbed at gunpoint, but was not injured.

The second incident happened at 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1100-block of Sunday Street.

Shots were fired at the driver’s car as he was making a delivery.

There is no word on what the robbers got away with at this time.


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  • Hoss

    Attention Pittsburgh PD: too many robberies of pizza delivery employees. It’s time for a sting operation. Do it now!

  • Thomas J Duttine

    Stop delivering to these areas….

  • Simple Man

    If these thugs are going to constantly prey on the innocent, and the police aren’t going to do anything, then the pizza establishments need to STOP delivering to the crime-ridden areas, and it’s no secret which areas they are. Unfortunately, the innocent have to suffer the consequences of a few.

  • Rob

    If the public knew how many police officers do no show up for work each shift they would be ourtraged. The poice union keeps asking for more police but do not enforce their members to be at work to serve the public. This is the reason why so many crimes like these robberies keep occuring, there are fewer and fewer police making their presence in the neightborhoods. Unions are killing this country.

    • Crow

      I should report your comment as being one of the most dumbazzed comments of the year so far…. DO US ALL A FAVOR AND DONT POST ANYMORE THIS YEAR!!!

    • ZX

      How many unions have you been in,Moron?

  • paul

    And if you stop delivering to these areas then of course the race card is drawn and you are labeled a racist. Sad

  • Brad

    Anyone care to guess why this doesn’t happen in fox chapel? Wexford? Cranberry? Pine? Seven fields? Mt Lebanon ? Upper saint Clair? Shaler? Hampton ? Anyone ?

    I mean I’m curious, and I can’t put my finger on why.

    • Cassie

      Exactly. My husband has a retail business that makes deliveries. He knows which neighborhoods to stay out of after dark. We all do.

  • Ryan

    No deliveries after 8, or after dark in the winter. That will help. If I owned a pizza place that would be the solution I would use. Because if you stop all deliveries you would get the race card unfairly played on you.
    It is too bad for the people who want a late night snack, but they’ll get over it.

  • Dave

    Ok Rob, I am an officer. How many don’t show up? When I come in for my shift, it seems like the only ones who dont show up are the ones who take sick days, or personal days or vacation days, which, last time I checked we are entitled to since many of us work 60 hours a week. Or don’t you think some rest and recovery is important with a man trying to protect you carrying a gun aimed at the guy robbing you with the bigger gun? Ok everyone for rob, we are never going to take a sick day, or vacation again. Then we will see how effective we are. People talk about a work/ life balance, as a city officer, I rarely get a life outside of work. Since I am workin 60 hours, and stay in shape to do my job effectively AFTER work and then need sleep and to eat. That leaves me with what 4 hours a week for rest? Or the the ones who are on short term disability for getting hurt chasing down perp’s o make u safe.

  • ronjon

    do a bin laden on them they will get the idea

  • Dave

    (continued from previous post)

    Or do the ones that are on disability from getting injured keeping you safe not count? So, I am curious, rob, where are you getting your information. YES we need more officers so we aren’t worked so thin so we do have a life and not have to exhaust all of our GIVEN days off to have a chance to take a breath. I couldn’t tell you the last time I worked less than 50 hours. How bout you? Are you putting your life on the line everytime you go to work? Nope. So rob, unless you know what really goes on, stop posting because u got your information from some anti-establishment dude at the bar.

  • Thanks Dave

    Thanks for your service Officer Dave

  • Really?

    Well done Dave

  • Really?

    stupid hippies

  • hahahaha

    Tip: Dont bring a pizza to a gun fight hahahahahaha

  • p

    problem is deliveries are the biggest part of the business. thats how you make your money. years ago i basically ran a pizza place. for deliveries you only take land lines, that stops the planned and organized robberies. now the advantage taking criminals that see the guy/girl going with a delivery could still happen. a way to help that is not to have signs on the cars, they are pretty much just targets. the criminals still will get used to seeing the same car make the deliveries in the same area, but with those precautions it will cut down a lot of crime. the first place i worked we didn’t deliver past marshall ave in northside and never had any real problems. but if your a shop down in that area, you sorta have to, if you want money. really there is no sure way to stop these robberies if your shop is in those areas other then moving them(big risk of closing) or stopping deliveries(will go out of business). drivers could carry guns but, how many drivers would actually use them? never pull a gun unless you are going to use it and that could make the situation worse.

    when we were robbed at the shop at gun point in the city, the pittsburgh police were there so fast. much faster then the cops, when i ran a place in the burbs. and not only did they come fast, they had like 10 cars. the police are doing their job but in crime plagued areas they can’t escort every driver to a house. hopefully next hiring i will be hired by the pittsburgh police and be a third generation pittsburgh police officer lol.

    the only way things could be cut down enough is if pizza places only take landlines, cut out blocks were drivers were robbed, have a delivery area that avoids the bad places as much as your location can, no targets(signs) on the cars, get 6 point cameras for each driver and maybe an advertisement magnet for the camera. the camera is small and will cover you every way you go. last if it doesn’t feel right, call the customer and have them outside. this is the best way to cut down on robberies.

  • Vinnie Bagadonuts

    I’m curious as to what burbs you were in when the cops didn’t arrive promptly. My friend was in Peters Twp and backed out of a driveway at night, hitting a free-standing mailbox across the street, not realizing it, and within two minutes of backing out, was surrounded by 4 police cars with sirens and lights – for a mailbox! On the other hand, when I lived in the city, we needed to contact the police in an emergency situation, and it took the cops 45 minutes to get there, and they explained that they couldn’t find the address???? Thank God the emergency turned out to be a drunken neighbor who thought our house was his.

  • Cheese

    I like the sting operation idea. Any thoughts on this officer Dave (above). Thanks by the way for your service, not everyone is cut out to do the work you guys do on a daily basis. Probably drug addicts at it again. These people will rob their own mother for a score. Remember when that punk walked into Luciano’s in Bethel Park and ran off with the jar of charity money for a cancer victim? And that’s a nice neighborhood. If it were up to me, I’d lace every mother lovin’ brick of heroin and smack with cyanide…end of monsters.

  • Dave

    2 points to address.

    1. Only taking calls from landlines is tough anymore. I don’t even have one anymore. Slot of people don’t. Good idea , but it’s becoming imPractical.

    2. In theory a sting opp. Could work. Here is the problem. That’s a lot of man power hours for 2 or 3 guys at best who for the most part aren’t causing bodily harm. Yes, I know. There have been a few drivers shot. But a majority of the problems that arise are simple robberies, unfortunately it’s not a priority. Most businesses have insurance to cover losses. Trust me I want to stop the guys from getting hurt when droppin off a scrumptious pizza pie, but if you look back in the past, most of the robberies are spread out over various areas. And usually result in the guy losing less than 100$. That’s tough to justify to a payroll department for a short staffed department . It sucks but it’s the truth.

    Quite honestly there may not be much we can do to prevent these robberies. Those things unfortunately happen. The best way to combat this is to have stricter gun laws. You get caught with a gun that isn’t properly registered, loaded or not, mandatory 15 years. No good can come from an illegally obtained firearm. There are certain crimes that as long as you are over 15 for example you can be tried as an adult. Carrying an u lawful firearm isn’t one of them. But should be. You would be amazed how many of these criminals have a prior arrest for a gun charge that re commit a crime. I don’t have an exact number but it’s around 85%. It’s simple stricter gun laws for unlawful firearms, you reduce crime. Period .

    • FedUp

      Dave, stricter gun laws are NOT the answer as you SHOULD know! Criminals, by definition, do not obey laws. There are already laws on the books regarding unregistered weapons. There are already laws on the books concerning MINIMUM sentencing guidelines for anyone using a gun in the commision of a crime. Enforce the laws already on the books, have some truth in sentencing, not more useless laws that will be ignored by criminals anyway! I was on your side for the most part until you started this anti-gun B.S.

  • FedUp

    Dave, another point worth noting is that cops are mostly ‘after the fact’. Sure, a police presense deters crime in a specific area for a specific length of time, but that’s it..nothing more. Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate police officers and recognize the wonderful work they do but I also believe people rely too much on the police to protect them. Logic tells you that a cop can only be in one place at a time. People are ultimately responsible for their own safety and well-being.

  • lilly

    i hope some pizza guy or girl shoots these low lives in the face and leaves them to die in some ally. these people should be killed not wounded. wounded means they would have to be taken to the hospital and they ain’t worth wasting gas over

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