Pizza Delivery Drivers on Edge After Robberies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- There are some things at Husson's Pizza in Charleston that will never change: one scoop of sauce and one cup of cheese evenly spread.

However, while the routine inside won't change, the delivery drivers will likely be changing what they do outside.

"It's kinda rough around here right now," said Shane Helton, Husson's manager for their Ohio Avenue location in Charleston.

In the past week, there have been two robberies of pizza delivery drivers in Charleston, one of the east end and one on the west side. Both involved suspects luring drivers to the wrong address, only to rob them.

"We don't do things like that," said Helton. "It has to be at an actual house with an actual address."

Helton admits, they've been lucky. However, not getting robbed takes more than good fortune, it takes good planning.

"There are actually designated areas that Husson's won't deliver to that they've had problems with in the past," said Helton.

Helton even tells his drivers, if it doesn't feel right, don't deliver.

Employees also unload the money they receive every few deliveries so that they aren't carrying any big bills on them.


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