Arrests made in Peninsula pizza delivery robberies


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY)– In the last few weeks several Peninsula pizza delivery drivers feared the worst.

“I don’t wanna die over $17,” a Ricco’s Pizza driver told 10 On Your Side.

From Hampton to Newport News, multiple suspects held delivery drivers at gunpoint.

Then the worst came. In Newport News one suspect shot a Domino’s pizza driver after his delivery run, in front of several people.

Suspects robbed at least 10 drivers in the span of a few weeks.

“I know everybody is hungry and everybody wants their food, but we gotta make sure our drivers are safe,” Chanello’s manager Daniel Johnson said.

Then, finally a breakthrough.

In Newport News police arrested five teenagers in connection to the robberies. Police have not said which cases closed from these arrests.

Police say these juveniles are all between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. They are all Newport News residents and are currently in juvenile detention.

Each of the young men have been charged with robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and conspiracy. Police say they can’t reveal which case these juveniles were arrested for because they may be tied to other cases.

Last week in Hampton, police arrested two juveniles they say robbed a Ricco’s Pizza delivery driver.

Officers said pictures of the two young men showed up in the victim’s iCloud account; after someone took pictures of them with the driver’s stolen phone.

A detective recognized them immediately and brought them in.

10 On Your Side continues to work with Hampton police to see if the two arrested are related the Newport News investigations.

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