Arrests made in Richmond delivery driver robbery

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Jacob Taylor

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Arrests have been made in Richmond in connection to the robbery of a pizza delivery driver on November 17.

Thursday, officers charged 18-year-old Jacob Taylor in the robbery, along with two juvenile males, ages 14 and 17.

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On November 17, around 8:30 p.m., officers say a Papa John’s Pizza driver was delivering an order to the 100 block of Pine Street.  They say when the driver got out of his car, he was approached by three young males. One of them said that he needed to get the money together to pay the driver, but instead slammed the driver into his car. According to police, the other two males joined in the assault of the driver before making off with the pizzas and a small amount of cash. The driver, a volunteer firefighter from Frankfort, went back to Papa John’s where he called police. The driver had only minor injuries, and did not require medical attention.

At the time of the delivery, Papa John’s was donating the proceeds from the day’s sales to the fund for the family of fallen RPD Officer Daniel Ellis.

After the story ran on-air, Richmond Police say they received a tip that led to the identity of the three suspects. This led to the search of Taylor’s residence where officers say they found evidence linking him to the robbery. The two juveniles involved were identified shortly thereafter.

Taylor was taken into custody and charged with robbery. The 17, and 14-year old juveniles were also charged.  Taylor was taken to the Madison Co. Detention Center. The two juveniles were taken to the Fayette County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.