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Pizza delivery driver robbed after being set up by suspects

Press release date: Fri Nov 22nd, 2013

November 22, 2013 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 

Holland Police are investigating an unarmed robbery that occurred just after midnight near College Ave and 18th Street. At 19 minutes after midnight Friday morning, police were dispatched to the 400 block of College Ave after a pizza delivery man advised he had been robbed of two pizzas and a small amount of cash.  The victim had arrived at a specific address with two pizzas that had been ordered to be delivered to that address when he was approached by a male subject who had come from around the house.  That suspect grabbed the pizza boxes and the victim stated the pizzas had to be paid for.  A struggle ensued when another suspect began assaulting the victim demanding money.  The suspect's left with the pizzas, pizza bag, and some cash.  The victim also sustained several cuts and bruises to his face however he did not seek medical treatment.  A K-9 track was unsuccessful. 

Suspect #1 is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, short balck hair, scruffy facial hair, approximately 5'11', 225 lbs, wearing a crew neck sweater, sweat pants, brown work boots.

Suspect #2 is described as a black male 20-30 years old, wearing a black "beanie" style cap, short goatee facial hair, approximately 5'10", 185 lbs, wearing a black coat zipped in front.

Anyone who has information about this case is urged to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100 or the detectives at 355-1150.  Person's also may email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com .  For persons wishing to remain anonymous they may call Silent Observer at 1-877-887-4536 or they may visit the SO website at http://mosotips.com to submit an e-tip.