By Matt Stout
A pair of Worcester teens police say terrorized pizza delivery drivers over the last week — ordering pies and then robbing them of their food and cash — were arrested early yesterday when cops say they found them with a half-empty bottle of cognac, a machete and the phone they used to call their victims.
The teens, who police didn’t identify because their 14- and 16-year-old juveniles, are suspected of robbing at least three different drivers and trying to hold up a fourth, each time wielding a 24-inch knife cops said they found on one of the suspects.
The investigation into the robbery attempts, which started June 21 and continued on Friday, early Monday and again later that night, came to a head early yesterday when police — doing patrol around Rodney Street — stopped a pizza delivery driver around 1:14 a.m., to warn him of the rash of thefts in the area.
He told cops that earlier that night, he was called for a delivery to an abandoned building, where the two suspects tried luring him out of his car. When he refused, one of the suspects reached for something in his pants, prompting him to drive off in fear and the two would-be robbers — described as black males standing 6 feet and 5-foot-10, respectively — to pelt his car with rocks, police said.
Literally within minutes, a taxi driver on nearby Eastern Avenue told police two teens got into his cab, but were told to leave when they said they didn’t have any money. Instead, they hopped into a back seat of a livery car, where police said they found them moments later.
“Both males became nervous and were frantically moving around back and forth in the back seat when police began to have conversation with them,” police said in a statement.
When cops searched the 14-year-old, they said they found an open bottle of cognac and the machete in his waistband. The 16-year-old, meanwhile, had a cell phone, and when officers called the number the delivery drivers said their thieves had used to place orders, the phone began to ring, police said.
The teens, charged with armed robbery and having an open container, will be arraigned at a later date in juvenile court, police said.
Copyright 2012, bostonherald.com
Aldie Alia is a content curator for CatholicFavors.com where you can buy the finest in Ave Maria rosary necklaces, Laser engraved sterling stainless steel pendant necklaces, Diamond-cut crystal rosaries, and other religious gift ideas.