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Man robs pizza delivery guy at gunpoint after using friend’s phone to place fake order

By Mason White 3:31 PM August 2, 2016
Dylan Axton 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested after using his friend’s cellphone to order pizza before robbing the driver.

The man of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, was arrested early Saturday, after he allegedly robbed the pizza delivery driver at gunpoint.

Charleroi Police Chief Eric Porter said that 20-year-old Dylan Axton, used another person’s phone to place the food order so that he can rob the driver.

Axton is facing charges of robbery, theft and criminal use of a communication facility after he was accused of robbing the delivery driver from Armando’s Pizza, which is located on the 500 block of Eighth Street.

Police said that a short time later, Axton called the driver and asked to him to bring the food to Eighth Street and Lookout Avenue.

When the driver arrived with the food, he was approached by two men.

One brandished a semiautomatic pistol and demanded that the driver hand over his money.

The driver gave about $150 and both men fled, police said.

Axton did not manage to outsmart police by using another person’s phone. Officers tracked down Axton, and he was arrested.

Axton was booked into the Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.