Driver delivers pizza, then robbed at knifepoint
Driver suspects the order was a set up
Pizza delivery driver Randy Hanhams is warning other delivery drivers to be vigilant after he was robbed at knifepoint moments after dropping off a pizza in St. John's early on Sunday morning.
Hanhams was robbed during a delivery, which he believes was a set up.
A pizza order came in to No Name Pizza at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, and shortly after, Hanhams brought the pie to a house in central St. John's.
"Got there, a girl answered the door, took the pizza," recounted Hanhams. "I went to the car, three guys approached me, and stuck a knife in me side and demanded my wallet, all my money and my cell phone."
Hanhams said the three masked men made away with about $1,000 in cash and his phone. He said, at the time, he was scared that he would be stabbed.
Thieves struck at crucial time
Hanhams suspects the men knew how to time their order.
"Each time it happens, that 's the way it goes," said Hanhams. "They waits until the float is full."
"In daytime, you got no problems. Night time, after midnight, that's when it's the most dangerous."
Driver back on job
Hanhams made a police report on Tuesday morning and was back on the job by Tuesday afternoon. But he said he has changed the way he operates.
"All the cash used to stay on me, pay the owner at the end of the night and what's left is mine," said Hanhams.
"But as of yesterday, I'm not allowed to carry no more than $70 on me."
Hanhams added that customers could be waiting an extra minute or two for their pizzas.
"Like, I used to be in a rush. Get 'em done and get back to the store," reflected Hanhams.
"Now, I'm a little more cautious. I usually looks around before I goes in."
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has asked anyone with information on the incident to contact police.