A Domino’s delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by two men, who approached her shortly after she had dropped off a pizza in the 300 block of East Club Drive in St. Rose, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange, a spokesman with the Sheriff’s Office, said that it appears the delivery call was legitimate but that the armed robbers happened to be in the area and saw an opportunity to make some quick cash.
As the victim was walking back to her vehicle after making the delivery, she heard someone yell out, LaGrange said.
“She turned around and didn’t see anyone, but then she heard another yell and when she turned around there was a man pointing a hand gun at her,” he said.
The armed robber told the woman to give him any money she had on her, including the money she had just received for the pizza delivery. She was then forced to the ground and the robber removed all her personal belongings.
LaGrange said there was another man on the scene who acted as a lookout. Once all of the victim’s personal belongings were taken, the two men fled the scene.
LaGrange said one of the men was a black male that was wearing a white shirt with dark shorts. He was between 5’8 and 5’11 and weighed between 170-190 pounds. The other man was between 5’6 and 5’9, weighed about 190 pounds and was shirtless with dark pants and a baseball cap.
This is the second time in two years that an employee of the Destrehan-based Domino’s Pizza has been robbed at gunpoint.
In May of 2009, an assistant manager at the store was making a delivery to Carriage Lane in Destrehan when he was approached by two black males who pointed guns at him, demanded his money and pushed him to the ground.
The men fled with the assistant manager’s wallet, cell phone and silver chain.
Warren Wesley, 24, and Andrew Vidal, 20, were both arrested and charged with armed robbery.
While the gunmen did make off with some personal items in each case, Domino’s doesn’t allow their drivers to carry more than $20 while making a delivery.