November 27, 2014


Elyria pizza driver robbed at gunpoint

ELYRIA — A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint Friday night as he made deliveries in the Ford Road area.

Police said a 32-year-old Elyria man working for Marco’s Pizza told them the robbery occurred in the 100 block of Hodge Court about 10:20 p.m. after he made a couple of pizza deliveries to Wilkes Villa residents and a residence on Bohannon Court.

As the man walked back to his vehicle after dropping off a pizza to a Hodge Court apartment, he was approached by a man who shoved a semi-automatic handgun at the driver’s stomach and demanded all of his money.

The driver handed over a money bag containing about $50, after which the robber shoved the gun harder into the driver’s stomach and threatened to shoot him unless he handed over all of the money the deliveryman had, according to police.

After taking money from the driver’s pocket, the bandit ran off. Police were unable to find him.

The hold-up man was said to be black, 20 to 30 years of age and wearing dark clothing and a dark hat.

The delivery driver was not injured, police said.

  • ekwaykway

    What? No hoodie?

    • Zen Grouch

      The hat he was wearing was a Christmas gift from his Nana…

      • Joe Smith

        Better than the bunny suit from Christmas story.
        Give me all your money or I will shoot your eye out kid!

  • John Boy

    I didn’t think anyone would deliver pizzas to the Villa anymore. I remember delivering pizzas there 25+ years ago and it was scary then, they couldn’t pay me enough money to take someone a pizza in there or Ely Village now.

    • willlam

      They should NOT deliver anything to those places. I mean who does that,anymore?

    • Razorback Twou

      You date yourself with the Ely Village reference. For the younger readers that area is called Westway Gardens now, I think. Not a place to play in after dark.

  • stargazer2012

    CT, please correct, not ‘Ford Rd’, but FULLER Rd.

    • jz

      I was trying to reconcile Wilkes Villa and Ford Rd too. Are these reporters/editors college graduates? Whether or not that is such a simple thing to get right.

  • Sean MacNair

    $50? Make the drop, dude, make the drop.