Pizza driver uses Facebook to track down her armed robber

- A pizza delivery driver turns detective - discovering a crucial tip on her own.

She described a moment most of us are lucky enough to know nothing about.

"An endless pit in your stomach, you are shaking," she said. "You can barely talk or think straight. I was shoved up against the wall. The gun was put to my neck."

It happened at the Chestnut Court Apartments in Wayne at 10 p.m. Saturday. She doesn't want her name used or her employer, but she was called there to deliver a pizza.

"I knocked about five or six times before I took out my phone and called the number that they placed the order with," she said.

Seconds later two men approached her. She was robbed of her cash, her purse, her phone and her iPad.

"They were asking me if I had more money on me," she said. "I was trying to get them to walk to my car, I was ready to hand over everything. I just wanted the gun out of my face."

When it was over they ran away and she called police to file a report.  Then she got to work trying to give police a good starting point.  She didn't have her phone, she says that was stolen during the robbery.

But she did have a phone number of the pizza she was attempting to deliver and with that info she says she was able to track down one of the robbers.

"I put that into the Facebook search bar and the only thing to pop up was the guy who robbed me."

She was again face to face with one of the men who terrorized her. The images were burned in her mind.

"I saw them, they weren't wearing masks, they weren't wearing gloves," she said. "I saw his face and that's the Facebook profile that I saw. There is pictures of the gun that I described, on his profile. He is holding the gun."

She passed it on to investigators who confirmed they have some good leads thanks to some helpful tips. She's just hoping an arrest will come soon knowing she did what she could to help police as quickly as she could.

"You don't have to wait just for the police to solve things," she said. "You can do things on your own."

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories