STANTON HEIGHTS (KDKA)- Pittsburgh Police are investigating the robbery of two pizza delivery drivers in Stanton Heights.
On Saturday, Jan. 16 around 11 p.m., police say a 22-year-old man was delivering a pizza in the 900 block of Brintell Street. He was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint by three suspects.
They ordered him to the ground and stole his cash, cell phone and pizza from the vehicle. The suspects are said to be between 15 and 18 years old and all three of them were wearing masks. They all ran away from the scene.
Then on Monday, Jan. 18 around 9:20 p.m., police say a 19-year-old man was delivering pizza in the 900 block of Brintell Street. As he walked up to a house, he was attacked by five suspects. The suspects grabbed the pizza and started hitting the victim.
Police say the victim was punched several times in the face and head. Two of the suspects even pointed guns at the victim during the assault.
Along with the pizza, the suspects took the victim’s cell phone and ran away from the scene. They are all believed to be between 16 and 20 years old and were all wearing dark clothing.
“I’m in shock because this is a nice quiet neighborhood. I’ve been up here 15 years and these young people need to understand you have to go out and work for a living,” a neighbor said.
Zone 5 Police say it’s likely a set up by the same group.
“They’re calling in these orders and luring the drivers in,” Pittsburgh Police Cmdr. Jason Lando said.
In addition to increased patrols, officers said they’ll be going around to all the delivery places in the zone and letting them know which streets are being targeted.
“Obviously we can’t tell people don’t deliver food there, but we think it’s important that our businesses are informed,” Lando said.
Anyone with any information on either robbery is asked to call Pittsburgh Police.