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Police seek men who robbed Chanello’s Pizza delivery driver

James City County Police are trying to identify two men who robbed a pizza delivery driver at Lafayette Square Apartments on Feb. 21. (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)
James City County Police are trying to identify two men who robbed a pizza delivery driver at Lafayette Square Apartments on Feb. 21. (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)

James City County Police are trying to identify two men who robbed a pizza delivery driver at Lafayette Square Apartments on Feb. 21.

Police were called to a store near the apartment complex around 7:40 p.m. after the pizza delivery driver, who works for Chanello’s Pizza, reported she was robbed, according to police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.

The driver told police she had delivered two pizzas to two apartments in the complex, which is located in the 100 block of Lafayette Boulevard.

As she was putting her delivery bags back into the car, an unknown man approached her, showed a handgun, and demanded her money and cell phone, Williams said.

The man told her to get in her car and leave. As she was getting in the car, she saw a second man standing near the front of the vehicle.

The delivery driver then drove to a nearby store, where she called police. She was not injured during the incident.

The first man, who displayed the firearm, is described as a black male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 140 pounds. He had a thin mustache and a “small patch of hair” on his chin, and wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.

The second man is described as a black male between 6 feet and 6 feet 4 inches tall. He wore a dark-colored jacket and a bandana covering the lower half of his face.

Anyone who witnessed anything relating to the incident, or who knows anything else about it, should contact Investigator Richard Pennycuff at 757-253-1800 or email richard.pennycuff@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Those with information may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to the Crime Line may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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