Pizza delivery driver assaulted

By Darrell Todd Maurina

Clovis police want to find the man responsible for robbing a pizza delivery driver Sunday afternoon.
According to police reports, a 25-year-old driver for Pizza Hut received an order about 3:30 p.m. to deliver a pizza to an address on Connie Lane. While he was knocking on the front door, two men wearing black hooded coats, baggy jeans and bandanas over their faces approached him and tried to take his money and pizza.
The man told police he tried to run back to his car but before he could close it, one of the men pried the door open and struck him a number of times. The men then ripped open his pockets to get a total of $90, and also took a large pan pizza valued at $24.50.
Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the department has no suspects in the case. The two men, if caught, face charges of robbery, simple battery, larceny less than $250, assault and criminal damage less than $100.
“They tracked it down to a phone outside the Ninth Street Chevron on Prince Street but there were smudges on the phone so they were unable to lift prints,” Whitney said. “We basically don’t have anything right now.”
Whitney said he hopes the incident was isolated and not related to prior robberies in Clovis.
“At least there’ve been no repeats so far,” Whitney said.