Teenager arrested for armed robbery of pizza delivery driver in Pittsfield

Berkshire County

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A teenager has been arrested after a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint in Pittsfield Tuesday night.

Pittsfield Police Lt. Michael Maddalena told 22News the armed robbery occurred on South John Street around 8:30 p.m. while the driver was making a delivery. The victim told police an armed person in a hoodie struck him in the head with a handgun and held it to his head, demanding money. The suspect then left the area on foot. The driver called the police after being robbed.

A police K-9 team searched the South John Street area for some time and was able to locate the suspect. His identity will not be released due to his age, police say. Police say they found evidence that connected the suspect to the crime.

Pittsfield police are also investigating a similar robbery on October 9 where another delivery driver was robbed on Backman Avenue. No one has been arrested for that robbery. If you have any information on that robbery, you are asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9705.

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