Monster-Masked Suspects Robbing Delivery Drivers

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Pittsburgh police are trying to stop some robbery suspects from doing the “monster mask” – which isn’t a game and could wind up getting someone hurt.

Police say three drivers – two delivering pizzas and one delivering Chinese food – have been robbed since Nov. 23.

On Nov. 23, officers responded to Rialto’s Pizza on Greenfield Avenue. A delivery driver told officers he had just been robbed by two men wearing Halloween masks in the 5000 block of Orinoco Street.

On Nov. 27 a delivery driver for the China Star restaurant was robbed at gunpoint on Alluvian Street in Hazelwood.

The suspects in the robbery also wore Halloween style masks.

The last heist happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday when one gunman wearing a Freddy Krueger mask from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies and another in a black ski mask robbed the driver.

Sunday evening officers responded to Vocelli’s Pizza on Murray Avenue.

That robbery happened in the 200-block of East Elizabeth street.

Police are warning drivers and restaurants to take precautions when delivering food, including driving by residences to scope them out first.

Police also want residents in the Hazelwood area to be aware, and let them know about abandoned or vacant structures where people might loiter.

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