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    Teens Carjack Pizza Delivery Driver in New Haven

    New Haven police say a pizza delivery driver was robbed and carjacked while making a delivery.

    (Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018)

    A pizza delivery driver was robbed and attacked in New Haven Tuesday night and police are looking for the five teens who committed the crime.

    The delivery driver had driven to Ford Street just after midnight when the robbery and attack happened, according to police.

    Officers who responded found the 38-year-old deliveryman who said he saw two teenage girls he thought the pizza was for, then he had an uneasy feeling when he noticed three young men running toward him, so he asked the girls to take their pizza.

    The girls grabbed the food without paying him and walked off, according to police.

    At the same time, one of the three teenage boys jumped behind the wheel of the delivery man’s 11-year-old Hyundai Sonata and another man got in the back seat.

    As the victim tried getting the teens out of his car, the other teenage boy pushed a black semi-automatic pistol to the back of his neck and the three boys sped off with the car, as well as a couple hundred dollars in cash, an iPhone X and the man’s wallet, police said.

    The victim then caught up with the girls he had given the pizza to, After he wrapped him arms around one of them, the boys returned and started beating him up. Then the girls also started punching him as he shouted for help, police said.

    The five attackers then got into the victim’s car and drove off.

    The victim and a friend got a hit on the stolen phone, traced it to Harding Place and recovered it, police said. Police canvassing the area found the victim’s wallet, except for his bank card.

    Police are looking for a thin 13- to 15-year-old girl who was wearing a white sleeveless shirt and dark pants; a thin, short 13- to 16-year-old girl who was wearing a gray shirt and shorts; a short, thin 13- to 16-year-old boy who was wearing a white sleeveless shirt and black shorts; a tall, 13- to 16-year-old boy with a thick build who was wearing a white shirt and dark shorts and had a black handgun; and a thin 13- to 16-year-old boy who was wearing in a yellow shirt and dark pants.