NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
January 19, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


     The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a pizza delivery man in the Fort Walton Beach area Friday night. It was the third robbery of a pizza delivery person since November 11th.

     A 45-year old employee of Domino’s Pizza was delivering a pizza to an apartment on Parkview Boulevard around 6:20 Friday evening. As he returned to his truck, a young, thinly built black male wearing black pants and a hooded sweatshirt approached him from between two buildings, pointed a gun at him, and demanded his money.

     Around the same time the night before, another man was the victim of a strong arm robbery at 921 North Denton Boulevard by several black male juveniles who punched him in the head and took his wallet.

     Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS. Sheriff Charlie Morris is offering an additional one-thousand dollar reward in connection to information that helps lead to arrests.

     In the first pizza man robbery on November 11th, a deliverer for Domino’s was held-up at gunpoint on Manring Drive when he showed up to deliver pizza and wings. The thieves then took his car, which was later found abandoned. One of those suspects was also described as a thin, young black male.

     The second incident took place November 15th on Culp Avenue, not far from Manring Drive.  An employee of Papa John’s was also robbed at gunpoint.