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Cumberland authorities investigating pizza delivery robberies

Posted January 26, 2015

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— Cumberland County sheriff's detectives are looking for at least three people who they believe robbed two pizza delivery drivers Saturday evening.

The first crime happened around 7:30 p.m. when a driver tried to deliver an online order to a home in the 3600 block of Winesap Road, south of Fayetteville.

While waiting on the porch, authorities said, three men wearing black ski masks approached the driver from the left side of the house and robbed him at gunpoint of $20, his cellphone and wallet as well as an order of chicken wings and a 2-liter soda.

Investigators said the house was vacant and for rent. They found a "for rent" sign that they say had been tossed in the backyard.

About 20 minutes later, about a tenth of a mile away, another delivery driver was robbed after he delivered food to a home in the 3900 block of Constance Road.

The driver reported that he was getting ready to drive away when three men wearing black ski masks approached him, opened his car door and pointed a gun at him. The men got away with $46 in cash as well as the driver's license and credit cards.

Authorities did not say if they believe the same men were responsible for both crimes. In both cases, however, in addition to masks, they were wearing "black baggy sweater-type" clothing. They were about 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 190 to 220 pounds.

Anyone with information about these cases is urged to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.

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