PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Oct. 12 at approximately 8:30 PM, Pittsfield Police responded to the 20 block of South John Street for the reported armed robbery of a Liberty Pizza delivery driver.
Responding Officers spoke with the victim who stated that upon exiting his vehicle to make a delivery, he was approached by an armed person with a hoodie up over his head. The suspect struck the delivery driver with a handgun and then held it to his head, demanding the victim's money.
The delivery driver complied. The suspect then fled on foot.
The delivery driver did not suffer any serious injury during this incident.
A search for the suspect was initiated, based on the victim's description. A K9 unit was dispatched to the area and a track was conducted. Members of the Detective Bureau, Crime Scene and Drug Unit responded to assist with the investigation.
The K9 track and subsequent investigation resulted in locating, identifying, and arresting, the suspect. His identity is not being released due to his age. At the time of the suspect's arrest, additional evidence was found that connects him to the crime.
The Pittsfield Police Department is currently investigating a similar robbery that occurred on Oct. 9 in which another delivery driver was robbed on Backman Avenue. That case remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department Detective Bureau (413-448-9705), call the Tip line (413-448-9706), or send us a tip via text message by texting "PITTIP" and your message to 847411 (TIP411)
Detective Jeff Arena is the Lead Detective on the case and can be reached at 448- 9705 ext 527.
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