Chanello’s driver robbed of cash, two pizzas, police say

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The Norfolk Police Department is investigating the armed robbery of a Chanello's Pizza delivery man that happened on March 25, 2017.
Police are investigating the March 25, 2017 armed robbery of a Chanello’s Pizza delivery man. The sign pictured is of one of the restaurant’s locations in Virginia Beach. (Adrienne Mayfield/Southside Daily)

NORFOLK — Police are searching for an accused armed robber who stole cash and two pizzas from a Chanello’s driver in March.

Workers at Chanello’s Pizza got an order for two pizzas around 11:56 p.m. on March 25. The restaurant confirmed the order before sending a male driver out to deliver the pizzas to an apartment located in the 1200 block of Lead Street, according to documents filed in Norfolk Circuit Court.

When the driver got to the apartment, he tried to call the phone number used to place the order, but no one answered. He was walking toward the apartment when a person holding a gun stopped him and demanded money.

The alleged robber took the man’s wallet, cash and both pizzas, then fled the location on foot, court documents state.

Police believe that the person who ordered the pizzas did it for the purpose of robbing the delivery man.

Anyone with information on this crime should call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Mayfield can be reached at adrienne.m@southsidedaily.com.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.