Man delivers empty pizza boxes to unsuspecting customers and takes their moneyBy Mason White 2:39 PM February 5, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
Restaurant owners in the United kingdom, are at a loss after is going around and impersonating their delivery men.
Customers have been scammed out of money after ordering food from local restaurants and receiving boxes without their food inside.
Restaurant owners believe that the thief waits in their shop until an order comes in. He listens to the phone order being placed.
About 20 minutes later, he goes to the customer’s home to deliver empty boxes and takes their money.
Hollie Belton, 27, called the Verona’s Pizzeria in Cleethorpes, England. After she paid £12 for her order of two large chicken kebabs, she received an empty pizza box.
The woman explained that in the past, when the restaurant ran out of boxes, they delivered her kebabs in a pizza box, so she did not think much of it.
However, after she paid the “delivery man,” he ran off with the money and she was left without food.
When Belton called the restaurant, staff members were surprised, as her order was still in the store waiting to be delivered.
They offered the woman her food at no cost.
The Mariners takeaway owner said that his customers were also victims of this scam.
“We had a man here last week, who came into the shop acting strangely,” Mariners takeaway owner Carlos Keser said.
Now, Keser installed good surveillance cameras in his restaurant so he can catch the thief if he strikes again.