Police plan safety seminar for food delivery drivers

    NCCo Police are trying to educate delivery drivers on how to prevent a robbery while delivering food.

    After a trend of  delivery driver robberies, New Castle County Police will host a training seminar for delivery personnel  this week in New Castle.

    At least two delivery drivers were robbed in the county this month.  The first was a 25-year-old man who was robbed at knife-point after making a pizza delivery at the Woodstream Garden Apartments near Claymont on August third.  The second incident happened on August 13 at the Saddlebrook Townhouses near New Castle.  A 34-year-old man was trying to deliver Chinese food when he was attacked by several masked men who carried baseball bats.

    The robbery prevention seminar will start at 8 AM at the Season’s Pizza restaurant at 903 North DuPont Highway in New Castle.  Police say the meeting will stress the importance of prevention.  They recommend that restaurants use call-backs, caller ID, and other procedures to ensure that callers ordering food to be delivered are legitimate.

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    The delivery driver robbery trend is not new.  In early 2009, there were a rash of robberies involving food deliveries.

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