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Knife-Wielding Thieves Steal Delivery Man’s Pizza in Hill East

by Andrew Ramonas — May 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm 2 Comments

1800 block of A Street SE (Photo via Google Maps)A delivery man couldn’t drop off a large pizza in Hill East last night, thanks to two thieves with knives, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1800 block of A Street SE about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The area is just west of the Stadium-Armory Metro station.

The pizza man was parking his car near a house when two men walked up to the vehicle, according to authorities. The men then flashed their knives at the delivery man.

One of the men with a knife took $300 from the victim, while the other one took his pizza before they fled.

Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions.

Commissioner Denise Krepp of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B, who lives nearby, went to Twitter this morning to express her concern about crime in the area:

A young man also attacked a woman, stole her car and then crashed it after he flagged her down near the H Street corridor this afternoon, police said.

The carjacking occurred on the 800 block of 11th Street NE about noon.

Authorities are looking for:

B/M, late teens-early 20’s, 5’4″ wearing a black sweatshirt

Photo via Google Maps

  • marybindc

    As I read this I thought that the headline was a bit misleading. I mean, holding up a delivery guy for a large pizza is a “dumb criminals” story, but robbing him of $300 is another thing altogether.

    Now I’m sitting here having a debate with myself over where the line is between dumb criminal and ohmigosh that’s serious. I haven’t come to a conclusion.

  • Guest

    As tragic as stolen pizza is, the real story here is the $300. I think Krepp’s response to “horrible” is a little off. Saying restaurants won’t deliver to HillEast is minimizing the issue. Stay with a delivery driver being threatened with knives, not the potential food delivery stoppage.

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