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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2007

Pizza man reportedly robbed

By Seth Burkett · 340-2355

A pizza deliveryman’s car, stolen during a holdup Tuesday night, turned up the next day with the keys in the ignition, police said in a report released Thursday.

Armando de Quesada, 32, was delivering a pizza to an apartment at The Lodges on Spring Avenue Southwest at about 8:30 p.m. when a large black male flagged him down, according to the report.

De Quesada told police he pulled into a parking lot and went around the building to where the man was standing, but was caught off guard by a trio of black males who walked up behind him.

According to the report, one of the men demanded his money while the others screamed, “go ahead and kill him!”

After de Quesada handed over his money, one of the robbers searched his pockets for more but came up empty. The man threatened De Quesada with a handgun before they let him go, the report said.

De Quesada ran back to the parking lot to get in his car but discovered the man who had initially flagged him down driving away in it.

He told police he began to chase the car but gave up when the driver pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.

The black 1992 Nissan Sentra was found abandoned the following day outside Alta Vista apartments, police said.

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