A TERRIFIED delivery man was robbed of an £18 takeaway pizza order after being threatened with a knife.
Two cowardly thieves, one armed with a blade, pounced on the Domino’s Pizza worker after luring him into a tenement close late at night in a neighbourhood that is usually quiet.
The 21-year-old man had no chance of holding on to the food as the hooded neds threatened him and snatched it.
Yesterday, police appealed to Paisley Daily Express readers to shop the dangerous thieves who carried out the attack in Britannia Way, Renfrew.
The Domino’s driver made the delivery after a phone order was placed and just moments after arriving at the address given, he walked in to the tenement block and was threatened by the two men.
The weapon was held near his face, he was threatened and had no option but to hand over the food.
One source said: “This must have been frightening for the victim. There is no doubt in my mind that the delivery driver was lured to the robbery scene following a phone call to the pizza firm.
“It’s just fortunate the driver was not injured. It sounds as if the robbers were desperate.”
After being robbed, the driver got back into his car and sped off.
Police investigating the hold-up are trawling CCTV footage in the hope the suspects have been caught on film.
The thugs are both about 5ft 6ins tall – one wore a green hooded top and the other a black one.
One police officer said: “We want to hear from anyone who saw this delivery driver calling at a block of flats in Britannia Way late on Wednesday night.
“If anyone saw two men loitering in that area and has information that might help this inquiry, they should ring Paisley Police Office on 0141 532 5900 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
In November last year, bungling thief Sean Henry was jailed for six years after he robbed a fast-food delivery driver, who was an old acquaintance, at knifepoint.
Henry ordered an Indian meal to be sent to a bogus address so that he could lie in wait for the delivery man to turn up.
Paisley Sheriff Court heard that the crime was “doomed from the start” because Henry’s victim had known him for five years.
Sheriff Douglas labelled Henry “a danger to the public” and told him that vulnerable people who carry money as part of their job have to be protected by the courts.
Henry, of Cedar Avenue, Johnstone, was sentenced to a total of six years behind bars.