PITTSFIELD — One person has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Tuesday night.
The name of the suspect was not released due to his age, Pittsfield police said in a news release.
The driver, who works for Liberty Pizza, told police that he got out of his vehicle to make a delivery about 8:30 p.m. in the 20 block of South John Street when he was approached by armed male with a hoodie pulled over his head.
The suspect hit the driver with his handgun and then held it to his head, demanding money, police said. He was not seriously injured.
The driver complied, and the suspect ran away.
A K-9 unit tracked down the suspect along with evidence "that connects him to the crime," the release stated.
Police are also investigating a similar robbery that occurred on Saturday in which another delivery driver was robbed on Backman Avenue. That case remains under investigation, and police did not say if they believe the two robberies are connected.
Anyone with information about the robbery on Backman Avenue is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705, call the tip line at 413-448-9706, or send a tip by texting “PITTIP” and a message to 847411 (TIP411).
Jeff Arena is the lead detective on that case and can be reached at 448-9705, ext. 527.