ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– St. Louis County police are cracking down on pizza delivery robberies and they met with businesses Wednesday to exchange ideas on how to stop it.
St. Louis County police arrested a man during a sting, because he ordered a pizza and was caught breaking the law.
St. Louis County police Officer Randy Vaughn says a 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night at the 1400 block of Atticka after ordering a pizza. The call was suspicious so an undercover officer made the delivery and caught the man breaking the law the suspect has a history of trying to run over officers twice with his car and fire arms charges.
There have been 19 pizza delivery robberies in the last year including two homicides Michael Bonty has been delivering pizzas for a few months and says he worries about his safety, but always takes precautions.
Police are meeting with local businesses to exchange information to make the stings more effective. At this point police are not releasing the name or picture of the suspect until charges are filed. But they hope to catch more people who plan to break the law.
Police say they plan to continue their undercover work until they feel the problem has been resolved.