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2 more pizza delivery drivers robbed in Akron, bringing total to 8 drivers robbed in last 3 months

37-year-old driver robbed at gunpoint Sunday night
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Posted at 12:03 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 12:03:04-05

AKRON, Ohio — Two more pizza delivery drivers were robbed in Akron over the weekend, bringing the total number to eight drivers robbed over the last three months.

A 37-year-old driver was robbed Sunday night at gunpoint, Akron authorities confirmed.

One other driver was robbed over the weekend, as well, sources confirmed to News 5’s Bob Jones.

A 71-year-old pizza delivery driver was robbed in Akron on Thursday evening.

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Last week, Akron police told News 5 there has been a spike in robberies committed against pizza delivery drivers – six cases in the last three months, before last weekend.

No injuries have been reported in any of the cases, and no arrests have been made.

Police are working to determine if these cases are connected. Many of the victims told police the robbers appeared to be in their teens, or possibly even younger.

Officers are stepping up patrols in the neighborhoods where the crimes happened and they're planning a special training session for pizza shops to offer tips on how to stay safe.