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Posted on Thu, May 3, 2012 : 9:09 a.m.

Another pizza delivery driver robbed in Ann Arbor area

By Kyle Feldscher

Pittsfield Township police are looking for two teenagers suspecting of robbing a pizza delivery driver Wednesday night, the third such robbery in the Ann Arbor area in four weeks.

Investigators reported a pizza delivery driver dropped off her delivery at an apartment in the Evergreen Apartments when two teenagers approached her. One of the boys asked for a menu and the driver reported she didn’t have one with her, police said.

At that moment, one of the boys reached into her vehicle and took the change purse and cell phone off of the front seat, according to police. The woman attempted to take the items back, but one of the teens kicked her in the leg and they both ran away from the area, police said.

The incident was reported at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Despite bringing out a K-9 unit and other officers to search for the two men, police were not able to find them.

Four people have been arrested in the two other delivery driver robberies, one of which occurred in Ann Arbor and the other in Ypsilanti Township.

Anthony Demario Hugan, 18. and Jeffrey Howell, 17, are suspected of robbing a Bell’s Pizza delivery driver on April 12 and attempting to rob a Happy Wok delivery driver on April 17, according to police.

They were arrested on April 23 and have been lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail. Preliminary exams in their cases were scheduled for Thursday morning.

Avantis Parker, 20, and Sophie Peak, 17, were arrested for allegedly attempting to rob a pizza delivery driver on April 24 in Ypsilanti Township. Deputies arrested them not far away from the location where a robbery attempt took place.

Peak and Parker are no longer lodged at the county jail after posting bond, according to jail records. They face a preliminary examination in the case at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The suspects in the Pittsfield Township robbery Wednesday night were described as teenage black men, one wearing a white T-shirt and the other a green T-shirt. No other suspect information was available Thursday morning.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call Pittsfield Township police at 734-822-4911.

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Fri, May 4, 2012 : 12:35 a.m.

Maybe we need 2 drivers per car. One with the Pizza, the other with pepper spray or wasp spray. This lady driver could have lost more than she did.


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 3:09 p.m.

One with the pizza, one with a CPL.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 12:15 a.m.

Oh, yay...another McKinley property involved...big surprise there! Evergreen used to have a security guard at the gate but not anymore.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 12:13 a.m.

There are not more criminals, just more of them on the street, thanks to prison closures and mass releases of dangerous repeat offenders.

The Black Stallion3

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 6:53 p.m.

The police said "One of the boys asked for a menu and the driver reported she didn't have one with her, police said." I agree....these are boys doing this robbery stuff and we need to know where their parents are and why they are letting these "Boys" run loose.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 6:19 p.m.

I'm rather surprised that I've not seen delivery car roof signs developed with a 360 degree surveillance camera built in to them. If there's nothing like this on the market already, seems like a market just waiting to be filled by a savvy sign making company (I'll take a 1% cut for the idea, thank you).


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 3:23 p.m.

When you rob a city of its police force, the city becomes a target for criminals. Of course additional police would not have been at the scene of every crime to thwart it, but a solid, dependable, well-funded police force to patrol, monitor, and investigate and solve crimes discourages criminals in the first place. Otherwise, is it a total coincidence that ever since the Ann Arbor Police Force was gutted more and more of these "don't remember ever reading about 'this' type of crime before" crimes are hapepning? This makes me so sad that I'm going to go cheer myself up by looking at the public art outside the city building.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 3:54 p.m.

What does Ann Arbor PD have to do with a Pittsfield Twp. crime? Has Pittsfield Twp. been "robbed" of its police force too? Why is "Ann Arbor" even in this headline? Does the writer think no one will recognize "PIttsfield Township"? Is all of Washtenaw County now the "Ann Arbor area"?

Ron Granger

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 3:38 p.m.

"Otherwise, is it a total coincidence that ever since the Ann Arbor Police Force was gutted more and more of these "don't remember ever reading about 'this' type of crime before" crimes are hapepning?" Is it a total coincidence that we now have news via the Internet, and it is free? That minor news that did not justify expensive print space in newspapers is now basically free to publish? Please tell us - where is the ideal low crime city you idolize? Is the city gated? Does it have challenges like a huge University, and being a half hour from Detroit?


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 3:18 p.m.

Thank Goodness we have "Hope & Change" ! These jobs use to be safe and now they are not. How far has America dropped since 2008?

The Black Stallion3

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 6:51 p.m.

You are so right xmo........since 2008 the whole country has gotten worse.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 6:42 p.m.

Deff. 2000 Enso.......and XMO...sorry these jobs were never "safe". I knew people that got robbed even in 1991 on Jefferson street....It's just that there are way more criminals willing to risk it now then there were back in the day. BTW...nice trying to blame Obama for delivery drivers being robbed in A2.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 3:33 p.m.

I think you mean since 2000.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 2:44 p.m.

Things are getting more and more like Detroit every day.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

Man...I delivered pizzas/food in this town back in the early 90's. I'd work at Tios in the daytime and then work 4 pm to 4 am at Pizza House couldn't pay me enough to that job these days!!

Ron Granger

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 2:06 p.m.

We most spend more on civil defense! We must sacrifice for safety! I demand a police escort for every pizza delivery driver in this town!


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 5:38 p.m.

Why a police escort? Just have the police deliver the pizza. Between tips and the delivery charge, patrol costs would be subsidized. If the pizza shop wants its logo on the patrol car(s), charge it an advertising fee.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 2:57 p.m.

Ron, that's a great idea! And just imagine how much faster the pizza would come with a police escort!


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 2:23 p.m.

@Ron Granger: "Oh yeah, very cost efficient". Will pizza customers pay for it? or is this another thing taxpayers will have to sponsor? Cameras are a better option here.