Pizza Delivery Drivers Nervous After Recent Robberies In Lexington

By: Mark Kennedy Email
By: Mark Kennedy Email

Many pizza delivery drivers in Lexington are concerned after a rash of robberies.

In the last month, several drivers have been held up at gunpoint, and it's happening across the city.

There have been at least a half a dozen pizza delivery robberies in the recent weeks across Lexington.

Pizza delivery drivers have been robbed on Woodhill, Hanna drive, Heartsbrook, and Georgetown road.

One delivery driver tells 27 NEWSFIRST there seems to be a misconception about delivery drivers, and that people think they carry a lot of money on them, but in actuality they only have $15 to $20 on them at a time.

She says drivers also scout out each location, before a delivery, to make sure it is safe.

She says there are even some areas of the city such as Woodburn parts of Woodhill, and the numbered streets downtown that they will only delivery at before sundown, or won't deliver at all.

We contacted many pizza stores in Lexington but they didn't want to comment publicly on their safety procedures.

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  • by Mark Location: Lexington on Jul 17, 2007 at 07:32 AM
    Show me the money, Mayor Newberry. We will not confuse a lot of activity with results. We need the crime eliminated from our city. Six months is enough time for you to get started on the job of mayoring. Lets see the results. Show us the money.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2007 at 06:53 AM
    I was a driver for a local Pizza place for 10yrs and drivers do carry more than 15 or 20 dollars. The safety measures are a joke, what really matters is the dollar so you make the delivery or you can be replaced, it all comes down to who the manager or owner is. Some drivers sale drugs while on deliveries, and some fake robberies. But when you try to bring this to some one's attention you now become one that needs to go. Your suppose to look the other way. That's why I got out of the business. It's a joke!
  • by Driver A Location: Lexington on Jul 16, 2007 at 08:34 PM
    I drive for one of the pizza places part time and my feeling is this. It's going to happen and there really isn't anything we can do accept to make sure we carry as minimum amount of money as possible. Keep alert.


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