Pizza Man Robbed in Hammond

20 Oct

By Ken Davidson

 

The string of daylight armed robberies in Hammond escalated last week when a pizza delivery man reported he was robbed at gunpoint. Police reports show that an armed robbery occured in the 4700 block of Pine Avenue at 6:32 pm. Sources tell the gazette that a pizza delivery man went to the home and was confronted by 3 men with pistols. The men demanded money. They got away with an unspecified amount of cash and the delivery man was unharmed.

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12 Responses to “Pizza Man Robbed in Hammond”

  1. Viki Gillham via Facebook October 20, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    what pizza place did he work for

  2. Viki Gillham via Facebook October 20, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    what pizza place did he work for

  3. Anonymous October 20, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    McDermott has understaffed the Hammond Police Department since he came into office. Only when confronted with what Jr felt was a tough election, did he provide lip service of hiring 20 cops. That hasn’t happened.

    What ever crime prevention plan, tactics McDermott’s administative people have instituted are ineffective. The finger pointing can only point to one person, Jr.

    But, then McDermott’s too busy stealing for himself. http://www.hudoig.gov/Audit_Reports/2012-CH-1009.pdf

  4. Dave Hein via Facebook October 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Crimes like this happen every day in urban areas. It’s not exactly a big scoop. Why are you so reluctant to report on the lax gun laws in Indiana that make it so easy for punks like this to obtain guns and commit crimes?

    • Anonymous October 21, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      The guns are not registered . Serial numbers scratched off . They don’t go to the gun store and they don’t have gun cards .

  5. The Northwest Indiana Gazette via Facebook October 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    you work for the city Dave if there are any crimes committed with legally obtain guns let me know and I will report that.

  6. Troy Buono via Facebook October 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    For one the gun laws are not gonna keep crimes down……………no one can get that through there head……………….there are so many other laws out there and they are broken all the time…………….a piece of paper and someone saying that guns are illegal is not gonna happen…………you think they are getting these guns legally?…………there not……….they are stolen from the ones who buy them legally…………..guns are out there and there is nothing they can do about it…………….you think the criminal is gonna say well they signed a paper and it’s against the law for me to have a handgun so i guess i’ll just have to use a knife…………….then what a knife law?……………get real people…………………as for the pizza deliveries…………..i see pizza places are gonna find it hard to get drivers now a days to deliver…………….the place by me always has a sign for drivers wanted………………..crime is out there people……………..we just have to be on our guard and have eyes in the back of our head these days.

  7. The Northwest Indiana Gazette via Facebook October 20, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    We reported the seizure of illegally obtained weapons by Sheriff Buncich last week. Would love to see more stories like that.

  8. Dave Hein via Facebook October 21, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    Actually, those guns were legally purchased, just as most of the guns used in crimes are.

    • Anonymous October 21, 2013 at 2:36 am #

      Mr. Hein appears to be an authority on every subject.

      Disarming Realities: As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet

      A couple of new studies reveal the gun-control hypesters’ worst nightmare…more people are buying firearms, while firearm-related homicides and suicides are steadily diminishing. What crackpots came up with these conclusions? One set of statistics was compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice. The other was reported by the Pew Research Center.

      According to DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. gun-related homicides dropped 39 percent over the course of 18 years, from 18,253 during 1993, to 11,101 in 2011. During the same period, non-fatal firearm crimes decreased even more, a whopping 69 percent. The majority of those declines in both categories occurred during the first 10 years of that time frame. Firearm homicides declined from 1993 to 1999, rose through 2006, and then declined again through 2011. Non-fatal firearm violence declined from 1993 through 2004, then fluctuated in the mid-to-late 2000s.

      And where did the bad people who did the shooting get most of their guns? Were those gun show “loopholes” responsible? Nope. According to surveys DOJ conducted of state prison inmates during 2004 (the most recent year of data available), only two percent who owned a gun at the time of their offense bought it at either a gun show or flea market. About 10 percent said they purchased their gun from a retail shop or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.
      While firearm violence accounted for about 70 percent of all homicides between 1993 and 2011, guns were used in less than 10 percent of all non-fatal violent crimes. Between 70 percent and 80 percent of those firearm homicides involved a handgun, and 90 percent of non-fatal firearm victimizations were committed with a handgun. Males, blacks, and persons aged 18-24 had the highest firearm homicide rates.

      The March Pew study, drawn from numbers obtained from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found a dramatic drop in gun crime over the past two decades. Their accounting shows a 49 percent decline in the homicide rate, and a 75 percent decline of non-fatal violent crime victimization. More than 8 in 10 gun homicide victims in 2010 were men and boys. Fifty-five percent of the homicide victims were black, far beyond their 13 percent share of the population.

      The March Pew study, drawn from numbers obtained from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found a dramatic drop in gun crime over the past two decades. Their accounting shows a 49 percent decline in the homicide rate, and a 75 percent decline of non-fatal violent crime victimization. More than 8 in 10 gun homicide victims in 2010 were men and boys. Fifty-five percent of the homicide victims were black, far beyond their 13 percent share of the population.

      Pew researchers observed that the huge amount of attention devoted to gun violence incidents in the media has caused most Americans to be unaware that gun crime is “strikingly down” from 20 years ago. In fact, gun-related homicides in the late 2000s were “equal to those not seen since the early 1960s.” Yet their survey found that 56 percent believed gun-related crime is higher, 26 percent believed it stayed about the same, and 6 percent didn’t know. Only 12 percent of those polled thought it was lower.

      The Pew survey found that while women and elderly were actually less likely to become crime victims, they were more likely to believe gun crime had increased in recent years. On the other hand, men, who were more likely to become victims, were more likely know that the gun rate had dropped.

      Those gun crime rates certainly aren’t diminishing for lack of supply…at least not for law-abiding legal buyers. Last December, the FBI recorded a record number of 2.78 million background checks for purchases that month, surpassing a 2.01 million mark set the month before by about 39 percent. That December 2012 figure, in turn, was up 49 percent from a previous record on that month the year before. FBI checks for all of 2012 totaled 19.6 million, an annual record, and an increase of 19 percent over 2011.

      Firearms sellers can thank the gun-control legislation lobbies for much of this business windfall. Marked demand increases have been witnessed over the past five years thanks to the 2008 and 2012 elections of U.S. history’s most successful, if unintentional, gun salesman as president. The firearms market got a huge added boost after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut activated a renewed legislative frenzy.

      If that gun-purchasing fervor has abated with the defeat of several congressional regulation proposals, as I’m sure it has, you surely wouldn’t have known it by witnessing the overwhelmingly enormous annual NRA convention in Houston earlier this month. Attendance was estimated to be more than 70,000 people from all over the country.

      you can read more @ Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/05/14/disarming-realities-as-gun-sales-soar-gun-crimes-plummet/

      • Anonymous October 21, 2013 at 2:37 am #

        Mr. Hein is exceptionally informed.

      • Anonymous October 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

        Mr. Hein consistently uses colorful phrases, lacking content and/or intellectual depth to present his arguments.

        Isn’t that right punk?

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