FLORISSANT, Missouri (KMOV) – Warrants have been issued against a man accused of robbing a Domino’s pizza delivery driver in Florissant on Thursday.
Trevor Tysinger has been charged with first-degree robbery. He remains in custody on $50,000 bond.
According to reports, the incident happened at a building in the 700 block of Mescalero Court.
The victim told police Tysinger, who was armed with a handgun, approached him in a hallway and demanded money. Police said Tysinger took the pizza pouch and cash bag from the driver and fled on foot.
The incident came 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.
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.