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Pizza delivery drivers had cars taken on Hilltop during stops


April 19, 2011

Zone 3 Officers were sent to the 300 block of Jucunda Street in Knoxville for a robbery call on Wednesday, April 13, at 10:22 p.m.

Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim, a Fox's Pizza delivery driver. He reported to police he was delivering an order to an address on Jucunda Street. When he pulled over near the address, he saw a black man flagging him down.

After leaving the car with the delivery in hand, the victim reported that as he greeted the man he was punched in the face. Once the delivery driver fell to the ground, he was kicked repeatedly by two suspects.

The suspects took the food and fled the scene in the victim's vehicle, a 1995 dark green Saturn with PA registration. No weapon was seen.

One suspect was described as a black male, 5'10", 170 lbs., thin build, black hair with braids and clean shaven wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt.

The delivery driver was listed in good condition and was not transported to a hospital.

Officers went to the home where the order was supposedly called in and spoke with the homeowner who stated he did not order pizza and was unaware a robbery occurred outside of his home.

Also on Wednesday, April 13 a second pizza delivery driver reported his vehicle stolen at 11:09 p.m. in the 100 block of Millbridge Street in Allentown. Officers arrived and spoke with the delivery driver who reported he worked for Domino's Pizza and was making a delivery in the block.

While walking back to his vehicle that he had left running, an unknown black man wearing a white hooded sweatshirt ran past the driver, entered his vehicle and fled towards Warrington Avenue.

The delivery driver's vehicle is identified as a white Nissan Maxima with PA registration and other outstanding identifiable features.

At 1:35 a.m. a Zone 6 K-9 officer observed a vehicle fitting the description of the car travelling in the 900 block of Saw Mill Run. The officer was able to confirm the vehicle was stolen by the registration and the outstanding identifiable features on the car.

When backup arrived a felony stop was conducted with lights and sirens activated and the suspects in the vehicle were taken into custody.

The victim of the white Nissan Maxima theft responded to the scene to provide the officers with information that assisted in identifying the suspects. All three male suspects were transported to Zone 6.

The officers were able to determine the location of the first carjacked vehicle, the dark green Saturn.

The suspects were identified as two juveniles and one adult: a16 year old from Beltzhoover, a 17 year old from Allentown and Aleric Lamont Craig Jr., 18, of Knoxville. All will be charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property.


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