Monday, July 26, 2010


Elyria – A Marco’s Pizza delivery man was robbed late Sunday night by two men – one with a shotgun.

Delivery driver Cameron Massen told Police that he had just finished delivering a pizza on Lake Ave when he went to 915 Foster Ave. Massen said when he pulled up to the house he noticed that windows and doors were boarded up and appeared vacant. Massen felt that something was wrong so he turned to leave when a black male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with a yellow and blue paint splatter design appeared and punched him in the face. Massen said it was then that another black male appeared from the rear of 915 Foster – stood in front of his vehicle and pointed / cocked a shoulder mounted firearm (possibly a shotgun)at him while he sat in the car.

Massen told Police that he recognized the man with the shotgun as Anthony Dukes Jr. Dukes ordered Massen out of the car and demanded his money. Massen handed over money from one pocket and the unknown male reached in another and removed additional cash. Massen said drivers usually split money for situations like this. In total about $170.00, a cell phone and the two X-LG pizzas were taken during the robbery.

After taking the money both men disappeared into the darkness behind 915 Foster Ave. and Massen, without a cell phone, returned to Marco’s on West Ridge Road to inform his manager that he had been robbed.

Police showed a Massen a driver’s license photo of Dukes and he made a positive identification saying he was the man holding the shotgun.

Police learned that when the order was placed for the pizzas the caller ID was blocked and the caller asked that the pizzas be delivered to the back door of the residence. Police called the number that was left with the order and a male answered but when the Officer tried to identify him he hung up the phone. A call back went right to voice mail that had not yet been set up.

Police have certified Anthony Dukes Jr. to the Lorain County Juvenile Court for Aggravated Robbery (F1). The identification of the second man is still unknown.
Monday afternoon the father of the delivery man went to 915 Foster Ave to check the area and discovered a shotgun under a back porch. Police were called and took the shotgun and other items as evidence.

Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to call the Elyria Police Department at 440.323.3302.



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