Ottawa police say a pizza delivery man was beaten with a hammer and another blunt object before three men stole an undisclosed amount of money and pizza, as well as a cellphone and a wallet.
The driver was delivering a pizza on Farrow Street near Britannia Park just before 11 p.m. on Sept. 21 when he saw a man standing in the middle of the road, police said.
The driver thought the man was his customer, so he stopped and talked to the man.
When the driver went to retrieve the pizza from the car, a second man hit the driver in the head with a hammer, police said.
The delivery man tried to drive away but he was struck more times with the hammer before he could get behind the wheel. The man who had been standing in the street then demanded money and the driver’s cellphone.
A third man joined the confrontation, police added, and he also assaulted the driver with a blunt object.
The driver suffered several non-life threatening injuries, police said, and he has since been released from hospital.
The driver told police an undisclosed amount of cash and pizza were stolen, plus the man’s cellphone and wallet.
Police have a thorough description of one suspect. The driver told officers the suspect was a white man, between 17 and 22 years old, standing about five feet eight inches tall and weighing about 140 lbs. with a skinny build and round face. He was clean-shaven, wore a black baseball cap and a white and black sports jacket.
The second suspect, who used the hammer, is described as a man with a darker complexion, also between 17 and 22 years old. The third suspect was carrying the unknown object but there is no further description of him.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.