One woman, twice a victim.
Pizza delivery seems it’s becoming a dangerous job in the Tri-State, with seven robberies in the last week, all from different businesses but all robbed at gunpoint.
Any possible connection is still being investigated by police.
“I never imagined in a million years this would happen.”
When Theresa Styn started delivering pizza six months ago for Heady’s, it was a way to survive.
“Kind of like being your own boss so to speak,” she says.
Now she has realized it’s a fight for survival.
“I thought I was going to die,” Styn says, “I just kept telling them please don’t hurt me.”
Styn was robbed at gunpoint twice in a week.
She was jumped a week ago, Sunday at Sunburst apartments. She had just made a delivery about 1:30 a.m. when she says two men walked up in the parking lot.
“It looked like an assault rife, it wasn’t a handgun,” she recalls, “they pointed it at me and demanded all my money, and I gave it to them.”
A terrifying few seconds relived again last Saturday.
Styn was delivering on Lemcke Ave. near St. Joseph Ave. when she says three men threatened her.
“One of them pointed a gun to my head,” she describes, choking back tears.
She calls it a quiet neighborhood.
That night it was anything but, as she remembers screaming at the top of her lungs. She says someone heard her screams and the men ran off with money.
The people on Lemcke never imagined something like that could happen.
“That’d be scary,” Patricia Powell says, who recently moved into the neighborhood. “It’s not worth it, there’s innocent people,” she says.
Six months on the road and now her delivering days are done, with a few seconds of terror two times over.
“Twice in one week, imagine that.”