For the second time in less than two weeks, a pizza delivery driver has been robbed at gunpoint in Ashland.
The most recent incident occurred early Friday morning in the 800 block of Blackburn Avenue, the Ashland Police Department said.
According to the APD, an unknown suspect “threatened the use of a handgun in the course of committing a theft (from) a Giovanni’s Pizza delivery driver.”
The incident occurred about 12:40 a.m., police records indicate.
The robber got away with $153 cash, along with the 18-inch pepperoni pizza the driver was delivering.
The earlier robbery occurred April 25 in the in the 300 block of 31st Street. The victim, an employee of Domino’s Pizza, told officers he was making a delivery shortly before midnight when he was approached by two individuals, one of whom was armed with a handgun.
The suspects took $61 cash, in addition to the pizza, an order of chicken wings and two-liter bottle of soda the victim was delivering, along with the victim’s wallet.
No suspect descriptions were provided in either incident, and it wasn’t immediately known whether the two robberies are related.
Anyone with information on either incident should contact the APD’s Silent Witness hotline at (606) 329-1771. Callers may remains anonymous. Information also may be submitted via the department’s website, ashlandkypd.com.
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