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Police, pizza drivers and owners hold series of meetings on how to combat attacks

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The St. Louis City police are meeting with pizza delivery drivers following a rash of robberies and two fatal hold-ups.

This is following a recent meeting with drivers in St. Louis County. There will be three meetings held in the city and county police say that they will contact the city after these meetings to see what they’ve learned.

Last week, two men were arrested and charged in the attack on a delivery driver in the 4200 block of Virginia Avenue.

Pizza delivery drivers, managers, owners are expected at these meetings. There’s one Wednesday at South Patrol located at 3157 Sublette, Thursday at Central located at 919 North Jefferson, and one on Friday at North Patrol located at 4014 Union Boulevard. All meetings start at 4:30.

Restaurant owner Kim McWeeney hopes the meetings will create a network of information for owners, drivers and police.

“From now on I think right away if they have any sort of issue with a house number they need to  share that with all the pizza places in the area,” she said. “Obviously they’re dumb enough to do it twice at one house.”

According to St. Louis County police, they haven’t had an incident since they began using undercover officers posing as pizza delivery drivers.

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