PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh police are investigating after they say two delivery drivers were the victims of robberies this week in North Homewood.
In both cases, police say the drivers were called to homes that appeared to be abandoned.
Investigators say the first incident happened around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300-block of North Homewood Avenue.
According to police, the Domino’s Pizza delivery driver reported that 10 to 15 teenagers were on the front porch of the home.
Authorities say one of the teens grabbed the food and another reportedly struck the driver with some type of object. The teens got away with the food and an undetermined amount of money.
The rest of the group got away on foot, heading down Kedron Street.
The second incident happened Friday around 10 p.m. in the 7100-block of Mt. Vernon Street.
According to investigators, the Yens Gourmet delivery driver was confronted while in his vehicle.
Police say the suspects “were able to get the victim out of the vehicle and assaulted him.” They got away with the food, money, a cell phone and the driver’s vehicle, a black 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV with the license plate HND-2759.
The victim suffered a bloody nose and a wound near his eye. He was taken to UPMC Shadyside Hospital in fair condition.
Police are asking people who live in the North Homewood area to contact them if they know of a vacant or abandoned home and have seen people loitering near the property.
Meanwhile, anyone with information on the two robberies is being asked to contact the Pittsburgh Police Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.