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Pizza delivery drivers robbed at gunpoint in Port Coquitlam: RCMP

RCMP say a man ordered a pizza from a blocked phone number and requested delivery to a random home, asking that the driver bring change for a $100 bill.

A composite sketch of a man believed to be responsible for robbing two pizza delivery drivers at gunpoint in Port Coquitlam last month.

Courtesy Coquitlam RCMP

A composite sketch of a man believed to be responsible for robbing two pizza delivery drivers at gunpoint in Port Coquitlam last month.

Mounties are investigating after a man robbed two pizza delivery drivers at gunpoint in Port Coquitlam last month.

In both incidents, Coquitlam RCMP say a man ordered a pizza from a blocked phone number and requested delivery to a random home, specifically asking that the delivery driver bring change for a $100 bill.

Const. Jamie Phillipson, spokesman for Coquitlam RCMP, said two different pizza businesses were targeted in the robberies, although he could not say which ones to preserve the integrity of the investigation. 

"A lot of credit to the two drivers," Phillipson told Metro. "This had to be very traumatic for them, yet they were able to provide an extremely detailed description which allowed for a quality sketch of the suspect."

The first incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. on May 16 when someone ordered a pizza and requested delivery to a home in the 1800-block of Aires Crescent in Port Coquitlam, according to police. 

When the delivery driver arrived, a man confronted him in front of the home at gunpoint and demanded his wallet before fleeing, police said.

Police said a similar incident happened 10 days later.

On May 26, just after 10:30 p.m., a pizza delivery driver was dropping off a pizza in the 2200-block of Prairie Avenue in Port Coquitlam when a man also confronted him in front of the home.

Police said the man ordered the driver to hand over his wallet at gunpoint before fleeing.

The suspect in both robberies is described as white and between 25 and 30 years old. He has green eyes, is clean cut, has facial stubble and speaks without an accent, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies or who recognizes the man in the composite sketch is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.

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