BRADENTON — The Bradenton Police Department is investigating a number of strong-armed robberies in which the suspects order pizza by telephone.
Once the delivery person arrives they are confronted by multiple suspects who assault and rob the victim, according to a release Monday.
The incidents have taken place in the 1500 block of East 21st Street East and around the block.
Police describe the suspects as young males ranging in age from late teens to early 20s.
Pizza delivery companies are urged to use caution and verify address and telephone numbers prior to deliveries.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call any of the following: Bradenton Police Departments’ Detective Greg Price at 941-932-9300 ext 355 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call 866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous e-tip to manateecrimestoppers.com.