November 27, 2014


Pair of suspects in custody in robbery of pizza deliverer

ELYRIA — Police have arrested two of three men they say beat a pizza delivery man and held him at gunpoint before stealing his money, phone and pizza Sunday.

Michael B. Moore, 21, of Elyria, and Andre Hopper, 21, of Elyria, were charged with aggravated robbery and obstructing official business. They were arrested about 11 p.m. Sunday on Fifth Street after the alleged robbery, which occurred a few blocks away.

The delivery man from Marco’s Pizza arrived at 240 Fourth St. to deliver a pizza, and he was met by three men in the hallway of the apartment building, police Lt. William Pelko said.

The delivery man told police one of the men held him at gunpoint before hitting him with the end of the gun, and they took his money, a gun and the pizza before running toward Fifth Street, Pelko said.

Moments later, police found Moore and Hopper on Fifth Street, but they did not find the third suspect. The money, gun, phone and pizza also were still missing, according to Pelko.

Moore and Hopper each were being held at Lorain County Jail on $50,000 bond Monday.

Anyone with information about the incident or the third suspect should call Elyria police at 323-3302.


  • Mark B

    Why didnt they Ping the pizza guys phone to see where it was ?

  • DonMega

    Why didn’t they $hoot each other for being retarded.

  • Joe Smith

    “they took his money, a gun and the pizza ”

    So the pizza guy had a gun? Bye bye job and no sense in having a gun if you are not prepared to use it.

  • beety

    The pizza is still missing…

  • ekwaykway

    Just call the phone, that knucklehead will probably answer it and tell you anything you want to know.

  • Carrie Watson

    You couldn’t pay me enough to deliver pizza with all these robberies going on. I agree with the person who said why have a gun if you’re not prepared to use it. I guess it is kind of hard when it’s 3 against 1, though.

  • Zen Grouch

    I can see having 2 accomplices if I were to pull off a robbery with a big enough take to split 3 ways…

    …but robbing the pizza guy?!

    If these morons hadn’t been caught, they would have eventually shot each other in a heated argument over how to divide an 8 piece pizza 3 ways.