Trio arrested in robbery of delivery man

Thomas Allen Wilson

Thomas Allen Wilson

A Carson City pizza delivery man was ambushed Thursday night when he attempted to deliver an order to a vacant house.

According to Sheriff's Department records, a Round Table driver called police at 10:13 p.m. saying he'd been punched in the face and had two pizza bags and four extra large pizzas stolen when he made a delivery in the 500 block of East Caroline Street.

When the call came in, an officer remembered seeing two young men walking down Walsh Street with pizza bags. Officers began looking in the area, to include an apartment complex on Spear Street, said Deputy Dan Ochsenschlager.

"The kids got back to their apartment, and then thought they better get rid of the evidence - the pizza bags. They went outside to throw them in the neighbor's trash, and (deputies) were right there and caught them," Ochsenschlager said.

The arrest report states that Levi Whitehead, 21, and a juvenile told police that they, along with Thomas Allen Wilson, 19, Brian Robert Hobbs, 24, and another juvenile were in the Spear Street apartment when they hatched the plan to rob the pizza delivery man.

Whitehead, Wilson and Hobbs allegedly placed the order for the pizza and gave the address of a vacant home on East Caroline.

When the driver pulled up, one of the juveniles ran up and punched him in the face, the report states.

Ochsenschlager said the group asked the driver for money but he told them he didn't have any.

They then fled.

According to the report, when officers went to the apartment complex to find Wilson and Hobbs, Wilson answered the door.

"I could smell a fresh pizza odor coming from inside the apartment," wrote Deputy Josh Stagliano.

After a search of the apartment, the four pizzas were found hidden under the bathroom sink, Stagliano said.

Whitehead was arrested on suspicion of felony accessory to robbery. Wilson was arrested on suspicion of felony conspiracy to robbery. Hobbs was also arrested on suspicion of felony conspiracy to robbery. Each is being held on $20,000 bail.

• Contact reporter F.T. Norton at ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1213.

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