A Smyrna police K-9 unit and Clayton police assisted the Delaware State Police in making the arrests
Delaware State Police have arrested two teens in connection with a Tuesday evening robbery of a pizza delivery driver south of Smyrna.
The incident happened at about 5:52 p.m., said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
Troopers received a call from the manager of the Pizza Hut in Smyrna, reporting that one of the drivers had been robbed while making a delivery.
The 46-year-old female employee was making a delivery to the 100 block of Nita Drive in the Garrisons Lake Green development.
When she arrived at the residence, two male suspects approached her wearing masks and pointing handguns. They demanded the food she was carrying as well as her money, $2, which she turned over. The two then fled through the yard towards Leena Lane.
The female employee was not injured, police said.
Troopers, with the assistance of Clayton Police Department and a Smyrna Police Department K-9 unit, began a search of the area which led officers to a residence in the unit block of Leena Lane. Troopers talked with the homeowners and obtained consent to search the residence. They located a mask and BB guns, along with the pizza and other items that were linked to the robbery, Fournier said.
Two male suspects, one age 16 and the other age 15, both of Smyrna, were taken into custody at the residence and transported to Troop 3 in Camden.
They were both charged with first-degree robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, and second-degree conspiracy, Fournier said. The 16-year-old was also charged with resisting arrest.
They were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Stevenson House on secured bonds while awaiting another court appearance.