Pizza delivery driver robbed in Florissant

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Florissant

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Pizza delivery driver robbed in Florissant

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 23 at 5:19 PM

700 block Mescalero Ct Florissant, MO 63031

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FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A Dominos Pizza delivery driver escaped injury after he was robbed while on a delivery to an apartment building in Florissant, Missouri Tuesday.
 
According to reports, the incident happened at a building in the 700 block of Mescalero Court.
 
The victim told police the suspect, who was armed with a handgun, approached him in a hallway and demanded money.  The suspect took the pizza pouch and cash bag from the driver and fled on foot.
 
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The suspect was described to police as a black male with a medium build, 5'10", 150 pounds, wearing a dark blue hoody and blue jeans.  The suspect was also wearing a black mask and black tennis shoes.
 
This incident comes just days after an Imo's Pizza delivery driver was shot and killed while on a delivery in the north St. Louis County neighborhood of Hillsdale.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call authorities.

Nancy Hightshoe, a safety expert, suggests delivery drivers call the person that requested the delivery and ask them to turn on a light before approaching the house.
 
Hightshoe recommends a plan that was installed in Dayton, Ohio when 17 delivery drivers were robbed in 2010. Officers taught prevention techniques to restaurant managers and drivers and city officials passed out a list of vacant houses and suspicious phone numbers to workers. Officers also posed as delivery drivers to catch suspects.
 

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