June 12, 2024

A 20-year-old Kitchener man has been charged in connection with a spate of robberies targeting food delivery drivers this year.

Between May 2019 and November 2019, Waterloo Regional Police received 11 reports of food delivery robberies. In each incident, a firearm or knife was used.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service said the man was first charged on Nov. 22 in connection to four robberies. On Dec. 6, he was charged in connection to seven additional robberies.

Police seized an airsoft pistol, numerous stolen items and identification documents from the suspect.

The airsoft pistol seized by the police. (WRPS Twitter)

Most of the robberies occurred in the Courtland Avenue and Veronica Drive areas of Kitchener. With two robberies happening “in a 10-minute span at a pair of addresses just 750 metres apart,” according to police.

The unnamed man is also charged in a person-on-person robbery.

Spoke reached out to several pizza restaurants in the Kitchener area to see if their drivers had been targeted, but no one was willing to speak on the issue. Police said investigations into the robberies continue.

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