Five juvenile males from Violet arrested for unarmed robbery of a pizza delivery worker in Violet the night of Jan. 10; two other similar robberies also happened that night

Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Filed under: News Releases, SBSO News

Five juvenile males from Violet, ages 14, 15 and 16, were arrested for an unarmed robbery of a pizza delivery worker in Violet the night of Jan. 10 and they are suspects in two other similar robberies that also happened that night, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The five, two 16 year-olds, two 15-year-olds and a 14-year-old, were arrested as part of an investigation of three unarmed robberies of pizza delivery workers within a short period of time about 8 p.m. the night of Jan. 10, the sheriff said. No weapons were shown or implied in the incidents.

In all three incidents, which happened in the 2300 blocks of Licciardi and Highland drives, delivery workers were forced to hand over money and the pizzas they had.

There was also a fourth such incident that happened the night of Jan. 1 in the 2400 block of Beachead Lane in which one young person committed an unarmed robbery on a pizza delivery worker, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

In the robberies committed the night of Jan. 10, the five teen-age males are booked with simple robbery of a pizza delivery worker on Highland Drive.

The worker reported a group of six young males were standing outside and one said the pizza was for them. When the worker approached with several pizzas one of them grabbed an arm of the delivery worker and demanded money, then the group fled after getting money and pizzas.

Sheriff’s deputies searched for people based on the descriptions of the robbers the worker gave, the sheriff said.

Deputies found a group of young males matching the descriptions on Guerra Drive in Violet and were stopped for questioning. The worker who had been robbed identified five of them as being part of the group which robbed him.

Those five were taken into custody and booked into the St. Bernard Juvenile Detention Center, where they are being held.

Bonds were set for them the morning of Jan. 11 and several were expected to make bond.