Suspect sought in holdup of pizza delivery person

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 11, 2008


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE – The St. John Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint as she was making a delivery Tuesday.

Maj. Mike Tregre, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said the 22-year old Domino’s Pizza driver pulled into a driveway in the 2000 block of Virginian Colony Avenue around 2:20 p.m. to make a delivery when a young black male, wearing a long black shirt, tan shorts, and black-and-white shoes, approached her vehicle.

Tregre said the man, who was described as short and very slender, questioned the driver about the order.

When the driver placed her delivery back in the vehicle to confirm the contents, the man reached in and grabbed the food, which was contained in a blue heated bag.

When the driver asked what the man was doing, the man

produced a gun and began walking away from the vehicle in a northerly direction down Virginian Colony.

A Sheriff’s Office report said the man walked about four houses down the street, went between two houses, and disappeared out of sight.

The report said the delivery order, which included pizza, buffalo wings, and cheese sticks, was valued at $35.63. The heated bag has a value of about $250.

Tregre said detectives are searching for witnesses, and investigating whether anyone at the residence where the robbery took place placed the order. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 985-652-9514.