Motive switch

By Amanda L. Snyder

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A South of South vehicle theft backfired and resulted in the thieves robbing their victim instead. 

A 31-year-old pizza deliveryman for SliCE, 1180 S. 10th St., waited for a customer to answer the door on the 1000 block of South Colorado Street when a man attempted to drive away in his automobile, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The pizza employee chased after the car and was able to stop the heist since a parked car was blocking the road. However, another man put a black handgun to his head, said, “Give me everything you got” and took about $250 and a cell phone from his pockets. 

The offenders fled in a silver or champagne-colored Buick Regal from about 2002, which headed west on Washington Avenue, Tolliver said. 

The pair of male perpetrators were described as black and age 16 to 17. The armed thief was 6 foot and wearing all black clothing while the other was 5-foot-8 and wearing all gray clothing. 

To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.

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1. Anonymous said... on Mar 7, 2013 at 08:58AM

“Animal behavior.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Mar 8, 2013 at 10:16AM

“Someone call the SPCA and give them all new homes!”

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3. bob said... on Mar 9, 2013 at 01:23PM

“we change the clocks today do u know what that means? longer ,warmer days to create more crimes...god bless our police out there....stay safe!”


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