Police in Waynesboro are looking for three suspects who allegedly robbed a pizza delivery man in the city Monday night. Police say restaurant delivery people are often a target of foul play.
Waynesboro Police Sgt. Kelly Walker says, "When he exited the vehicle and began looking for the specific apartment that he was sent to, he went around the corner of the building and at that point, he was accosted by three males and one of the males did brandish a handgun.
In this case, the 19-year-old victim escaped unharmed but many aren't as lucky.
Walker says, "These people are being placed in a position where they're by themselves typically and they have these things that are sought after by people, whether it be the food or the money."
Walker says there are certain rules every delivery person should adhere to remain safe.
"If you're aware of your surroundings and you see something that doesn't look right, that looks out of place, then you should probably return to your vehicle, and leave the area and call for assistance," recommends Walker.
Last fall, a delivery man was beaten and robbed after being lured into a home in Augusta County. While Walker doesn't think the two incidents are related, he does say most companies re-think their delivery procedures after an incident like this.
Walker adds, "Some pizza companies elect not to deliver once one of their employees or an employee of another company has been accosted in that way."