Man threatens to rape, kill Papa John’s delivery driver after robbing her at Akron home

AKRON, Ohio-- A 22-year-old woman who works as a Papa John's delivery driver was robbed and threatened during a delivery.

Akron police said shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, the driver was robbed while delivering wings in the 800 block of Sherman Street.

The driver said she walked up to the house and knocked. A man answered the door and told her he had to go upstairs to get the money to pay her.

A few minutes later, she said the man came back to the door, opened it, grabbed her by the hand and pulled her into the home.

Police said he knocked her down on the floor, grabbed the pizza bag and demanded all of the money.

She emptied her pockets and gave him $20 in cash.

The suspect then told the driver to go upstairs and wait in the bedroom. He reportedly told the woman that if she made any noise or refused to follow his orders, he would rape and kill her.

After the driver was upstairs for about five minutes, she didn't hear anyone in the house. So, she ran out of the house and to her car. She flagged down a Summit County sheriff deputy near the intersection of Sherman Street and East South Street. The woman suffered minor injuries.

When officers arrived at the home, they found a pizza bag, and a hat visor worn by the woman. The house appeared to be vacant.

The suspect was described as a black male, 30 – 35 years old, 6’04” – 6’07”, 280 – 300 lbs., with black hair shaved on the sides, and blue eyes.

Police say there was a second suspect at the scene. He was described as a black male, 25 – 35 years old, 5’08” -5’11”, 160 – 180 lbs., and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

 Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police.