Deputies say the smell of pizza led to 3 arrests in armed robbery
CLOVER, S.C. — The smell of pizza led York County deputies to make three arrests in the armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver, according to WBTV.
Authorities said three male suspects, one of which was armed with a gun, stole pizza and $15 in cash from the Dominos driver who was making a delivery on Longlea Drive in Clover, S.C.
The Dominos employee who took the order told police that the caller, who identified himself as “Marvin,” ordered about $65 worth of pizza.
The worker also said that “Marvin” sounded a lot like someone he knows through school named Alex Littlejohn.
Deputies tracked Littlejohn to his friend’s house on Morning Dove Way. When deputies arrived at the home, they asked the friend’s mom who answered the door if they could speak to Littlejohn. When she said he wasn’t there, deputies spoke with the woman’s son, Khalil.
When they entered the home, deputies smelled pizza and asked to see the pizza box in Khalil had. The information on the box matched the order for “Marvin.”
Khalil and his brother Tziah acted like they didn’t know where the pizza came from, but their mother gave deputies permission to search the home, according to authorities.
Deputies then found Littlejohn in Khalil’s bedroom and detained him.
Littlejohn was charged with armed robbery. Khalil and Tziah, who are both underage, were charged with petit larceny, armed robbery and criminal conspiracy.
Deputies told WBTV that Tziah will likely be charged as an adult.