Spokane County Major Crimes Detective, Justin Elliott, arrested 24-year-old Justin T. Lancaster for the robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Spokane Valley. A 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old female were booked into Juvenile Detention for assisting during the robbery.
The incident began on November 10th, 2014, at approximately 1:14 a.m., when a driver for Pizza Pipeline attempted to deliver a fictitious order to an apartment in the 15700 block of East 4th Avenue in Spokane Valley. He contacted the apartment listed, but was told no one ordered pizza. As he walked back to his vehicle, a male ripped the delivery bag from his hand while a second male grabbed the driver from behind. The three males involved fled the area. The driver, who was not injured during the incident, immediately called 911 and several Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area. A perimeter was quickly established but a search by a K9 Unit was unsuccessful.