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Pizza Delivery Drivers Held Up At Gunpoint In 2 Far South Side Robberies

The robberies happened in and around the 10100 block of South Eggleston Avenue.

Pizza delivery drivers have been robbed in the 10100 block of South Eggleston Avenue, police said.
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CHICAGO — Pizza delivery workers have been targeted in recent robberies on the Far South Side.

During two robberies, a group of four people called in pizza orders but then met the drivers and held them up at gunpoint, according to a Chicago Police business alert. The thieves took the pizza and the drivers’ money and cellphones.

The robberies occurred:

• 6:20 p.m. Sept. 19 in the 400 block of West 101st Place
• 10 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 10100 block of South Eggleston Avenue

One of the four young men who held up the drivers had a gun, police said.

Businesses that receive an order to the 10100 block of South Eggleston Avenue should contact officers, police said, and drivers should keep as little money as they can on hand. Police also advised businesses to keep records on callers and their orders and for workers to note the serial numbers on their phones.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call police at 312-747-8273.