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Teenagers arrested in series of delivery driver armed robberies

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 11:56:12-05

HOWARD COUNTY — Police say they have arrested a man and a woman suspected in a series of armed robberies of food delivery drivers in Columbia since Friday.

The pair allegedly robbed multiple Pizza and Chinese Food deliverymen over the past few days.

Nicholas Bailey, 18, of Hastings Drive in Capitol Heights, and Heather Corea, 19, of Faulkner Ridge Circle in Columbia, are each charged with three counts of armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Corea is being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center; Bailey is still in the booking process.

The first robbery occurred on Friday when a delivery driver from Philly’s Best Pizza & Subs in Columbia was robbed at knife-point. The driver was reportedly delivering a pizza to the 10500 block of Faulkner Ridge Circle when he was approached by a man who demanded the food and his belongings. The victim complied and the robber fled. No one was injured.

The second robbery occurred on Sunday when a delivery driver from Hunan Legend in Ellicott City was robbed at gunpoint. The driver says he was delivering food to the same location when a man entered his vehicle stealing food and cash at gunpoint before fleeing. No one was injured.

The third robbery occurred on Monday when a delivery driver for Roma’s Pizza, Subs & Pasta in Columbia was robbed at knife-point. The deliveryman says he was delivering to the 10400 block of Faulkner Ridge Circle when he was robbed by a man who displayed a knife and demanded the food and cash. The driver fled and nothing was stolen.

On Monday night, Philly’s Best Pizza & Subs' employees informed police of a suspicious order to be delivered to the 10500 block of Tolling Clock Way. Police headed to that location to investigate and found Bailey and Corea hiding near the delivery address. Both were in possession of knives. Police say that the residents of the delivery address did not place an order. Both suspects were arrested and have since been linked them to the other delivery driver robberies.