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Police and fire


One arrested in holdup of pizza delivery driver

If the stolen food weren’t enough, the driver’s license belonging to a pizza delivery man who was just robbed may have been the final giveaway for one man now behind bars.

Allen County prosecutors formally charged Larry D. Washington Jr., 19, of the 5200 block of Bowser Avenue, with one felony count of robbery Friday.

Washington is accused of being one of three men who robbed a deliveryman from Vito’s Pizza and Subs at gunpoint last week.

The deliveryman was taking food to a home in the 5100 block of Winter Street at the time of the robbery.

The men approached the deliveryman from behind the house, took his wallet, keys and food and then made off in his car.

Fort Wayne police found the car parked outside a home, followed some footprints in the snow from the car into the home and found Washington inside.

Officers also found a gun, shoes that matched the prints made in the snow, the food stolen from the deliveryman and the deliveryman’s driver’s license with the food, according to Allen Superior Court documents.

Washington, who did not live at the home but was visiting a friend there, admitted to owning the shoes that matched the footprints, according to the court documents.

He’s being held in Allen County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.