In what has become an all-too-familiar occurrence for Domino's Pizza employees in Douglas, a delivery driver was the latest victim of an alleged robbery over the weekend.
At around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Douglas Police Department responded to Domino's in reference to an armed robbery that took place at 401 S. College Ave. The employee stated to officers she was delivering a pizza to the residence when she was approached by three black males wearing all black.
The victim stated the alleged offenders demanded money. When she told them she had none, they grabbed the pizza she was carrying and fled the scene. No further details were given and no suspects have been named.
On July 24, the Domino's store was robbed at gunpoint when three men entered and held employees at gunpoint before getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Most recently, on Sept. 30, officers from the Douglas Police Department and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Domino’s in reference to an armed robbery of a delivery driver. Officers were advised that Domino’s received a call for a pizza delivery at 210 E. Leon St. The driver stated that when he arrived at the delivery address, he was confronted by three black males. One of the three individuals produced a silver or chrome handgun with a large barrel and demanded that he drop the items he was delivering and give them his money. He complied at which time he was told to leave. The driver left the location and returned to Domino’s to report the robbery.
On checking 210 E. Leon St., officers found it to be a vacant house.
While responding to Domino’s, officers observed a black Chevrolet Tahoe leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Tahoe at which time the vehicle fled and officers became engaged in a pursuit. The pursuit ended when the Tahoe struck a street sign at the intersection of S. Gaskin Ave. and E. College Park Dr. The driver of the Tahoe fled on foot.
Thirty-three year-old Richard Morris Bennett, Jr. was found hiding underneath a vehicle near the Tahoe. Bennett was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants and is believed to have been the driver of the Tahoe.
One individual was injured as a result of the pursuit. Thirty-six year-old Travinsky T. Bradshaw was observed laying near the roadway on W. Cherry St., which was a part of the pursuit route. Evidence located during the investigation indicated that Bradshaw was a passenger in the Tahoe who jumped from the vehicle while the pursuit was ongoing. He was transported by Air Evac to receive treatment for his injuries.
A search of the vehicle was conducted and evidence recovered during the search included a firearm matching the description of the firearm used in the robbery and suspected illegal narcotics.
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