Kids charged over alleged pizza delivery hold up
Three 15-year-old children are among a group of people who have been charged after a pizza delivery driver was allegedly threatened at knife point in Withers.
The 20-year-old Domino’s Pizza worker was delivering pizzas to a home at Stallard Place about 10.30pm on Tuesday when he was allegedly confronted by the group.
Police say the group surrounded the driver and his vehicle before one of the alleged offenders threatened him with a knife, demanding food and cash.
It is alleged the group stole the food before the man was able to flee in his car.
Police today confirmed two 15-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl, all from Withers, and a 20-year-old Brunswick man had been charged with aggravated robbery.
A Domino’s spokesman told the South Western Times the driver was not physically armed during the alleged incident and he had been offered counselling.
“Domino’s has procedures in place to minimise the amount of cash carried by team members or held on premises,” he said.
“Our number one priority is the safety of our staff and we are currently focused on their wellbeing.”
It comes as the fast food company in March last year refused to make deliveries to several streets in Withers after drivers had been targeted by anti-social behaviour.
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