Wyoming Police: Suspects sought in pizza delivery driver robberies

Posted at 4:17 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 22:43:41-04

WYOMING, Mich. -- Wyoming Police are searching for suspects in two recent pizza delivery driver robberies.

The incidents happened at 9:45 p.m. Sept. 22 in the 1900 block of Prairie Parkway and 11:26 p.m. Sept. 26 in the area of Burton Street and Godfrey Avenue, according to a release.

Police say in both instances a suspect called pizza places and requested delivery, but the people at the given addresses told the delivery drivers they had not ordered pizza.  The drivers were robbed after returning to their vehicles.

The suspect in the first incident is described by police as a black male between 17 and 20 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build.   He was wearing long red shorts, a white tank top and white gloves "similar to gloves that would be worn while playing soccer" at the time of the robbery, according to a release.

Police said that a second suspect "appeared from behind another vehicle" during that robbery.

The first suspect in the Burton and Godfrey area robbery was described as a black male between 18 and 25 years old, roughly 150 lbs wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and blue jeans.  He was also believed to be wearing gloves during the robbery.

During that incident, police say a second man approached the driver during the robbery.  That suspect was described as a white male between 18 and 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds.  He was wearing a light-colored t-shirt and blue jeans at the time of the robbery.

In both robberies, the suspects took cash from the drivers and then fled on foot, according to a release.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call Wyoming Police at 616-530-7300 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.