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Man accused of robbing Clearwater food delivery drivers

CLEARWATER — Officers have arrested a man they say robbed three food delivery drivers.

The first robbery was reported June 30 just before 11 p.m. at 511 Brookside Drive, where a Jet's Pizza worker arrived to deliver an order. He approached a man standing in the driveway of the house, who told him he was waiting for his girlfriend to bring the money for the pizza.

When the driver said he'd make another delivery and later return, the man pressed a gun into his chest and stole his cell phone and money, Clearwater police said.

Another robbery was reported Monday about 9: 30 p.m. at 306 S Mars Ave. A person placed an order from the Hong Kong City restaurant. When the driver arrived, the person brandished a gun and demanded the driver's money. When the driver refused, the person struck him in the head with the gun, police said.

During the investigation, detectives also discovered a third robbery.

Detectives arrested 27-year-old Troy Richardson Monday after a police K-9 tracked him to the Diana Motel on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard following one of the robberies.

Richardson faces three counts of armed robbery and failure to appear in court on an unrelated charge of not redelivering hired or leased personal property.

Richardson was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he remained Wednesday afternoon in lieu of $180,013 bail.

Man accused of robbing Clearwater food delivery drivers 07/03/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4:47pm]
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